Soapy success!

Firefighters L - R,  Ronnie Clarke, Craig Roberts, Dave Todd, Dave Bastow, Andrew Rockcliffe and Claire Hesselwood from Castleford fire station held a charity car wash at the weekend on behalf of the Firefighters Charity.
Firefighters L - R, Ronnie Clarke, Craig Roberts, Dave Todd, Dave Bastow, Andrew Rockcliffe and Claire Hesselwood from Castleford fire station held a charity car wash at the weekend on behalf of the Firefighters Charity.

CASTLEFORD firefighters joined a national car wash appeal to raise £200 for the Firefighters’ Charity.

Nine firefighters from the station, on Beancroft Road, spent six hours up to their elbows in suds on Saturday.

Firefighter Mark Ashman, 27, said: “It was raining for half the day but despite that we were really happy with all the donations people made and their support of the charity.

“We managed to wash around 30 to 40 cars. We are looking forward to seeing how the other car washes in the area went, and we will find out when all the money is collected in.”

Firefighters across the country have been raising money for the charity by holding car washes in March and September.

Mr Ashman said: “We raise money for the Firefighters’ Charity because it helps support the widows and families of firefighters who have been injured or killed.

“It is important to know there is something out there for your loved ones when you’re doing the job.”

Pontefract firefighters hold their car wash on Saturday September 24 between 10am and 1pm.