Beaconsfield car wash event raises £1,170

Fri 16 Aug, 2013

Saturday's (10 August 2013) charity car wash at Beaconsfield Fire Station raised a fabulous £1,170, with two good causes set to benefit.

Firefighters, station-based staff and their helpers washed around 100 vehicles, including a horse box (pictured above), during the seven-hour event at the station in Skelton Close.

The proceeds will be shared between The Fire Fighters Charity, which provides support and assistance to serving and retired fire service staff and their dependants, and The Matt Elworthy Fund, which is raising money to support a 44-year-old Buckinghamshire father-of-two who was diagnosed with a brain tumour earlier this year.

Event organiser Ben Harris, a firefighter on Blue Watch at Beaconsfield, said: “It was a great day and a successful car wash, and we are really pleased that we have been able to raise these funds for the two charities.

“We attended two incidents while the event was taking place, and received assistance from our colleagues at High Wycombe and Gerrards Cross, who came over to lend us some extra hands for a couple of hours.

“We are very grateful to those who generously supported the event by helping, attending, purchasing cakes, or participating in the tombola to win prizes which were very kindly donated by a number of businesses from the local area.”

Tombola gifts were donated by: Stuart Saunders from New Era clothing; Halfords, Wycombe Marsh; B&Q, Wycombe Marsh; Tesco, Loudwater; Beech House Restaurant, Beaconsfield; Gangsters Barbers, Beaconsfield; Marks & Spencer, Beaconsfield; Sainsburys, Beaconsfield; Waitrose, Beaconsfield; and Homebase, Loudwater.