Burnham-On-Sea firefighters washed dozens of cars at their station on Saturday (September 16th) to raise funds for The Fire Fighters Charity.

A line of vehicles turned up at the fire station in Burnham’s Marine Drive where the team of firefighters grabbed buckets and sponges to clean them.

The event raised £400 for the charity, which aims to enhance the quality of life for serving and retired fire service personnel and their families.

Burnham station officer Ian Hazleton told Burnham-On-Sea.com the crew were “really pleased” with how the event had gone and thanked all the vehicle owners who had visited the station to have them washed.

Lee Howell, Chief Fire Officer for Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service, said: “Monies raised through national fundraising initiatives provide a real boost to The Fire Fighters Charity.”

“As well as being a fun and popular event the National Car Wash also gave our firefighters the opportunity to share important safety messages with members of their local community.”

“Your valued donations will go towards helping thousands of men, women and children from the fire and rescue community during their times of need.”

The Fire Fighters Charity’s mission is to place beneficiaries at the heart of everything they do, ensuring that the fire and rescue community can rely on The Fire Fighters Charity as its primary point of contact for advice and support.

Burnham-On-Sea was among a record total number of fire stations across Devon and Somerset taking part in the national car wash.

Pictured: Burnham-On-Sea fire crews raising taking part in Saturday’s car wash at their station in Marine Drive (pics David Whatley, David Pearce)