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Fire station event helps good cause

FIRE crews in Bognor Regis swopped hose reels for buckets and sponges to raise hundreds of pounds for charity.


The whole-time and retained firefighters buffed up dozens of cars to bring in more than £800 for The Fire Fighters Charity.


The succession of motors left looking as good as new after some old-fashioned elbow grease from the men at the fire station in West Meads Drive.


West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service press officer Gary Towson said: “It was a really good day last Saturday and I know the crews were delighted with how it went.


“They had a good response from the public to help the charity as well as some referrals for our community safety work, which is always important.


“It was one of the best days of its kind we have held recently and we are grateful for the public’s support.”


The Fire Fighters Charity supports more than 5,000 beneficiaries a year and provides treatment – physical or psychological – to firefighters who witness the devastating effects that serious incidents can have.


However, the charity relies solely on donations from the general public because it does not receive government funding.

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