Petersfield fire crew cleans up with car wash

By Post in Charity

PETERSFIELD firefighters turned down the work pressures to raise money for two charities through a sponsored car and cycle wash.

They collected £425, to be split between The Firefighters Charity and Home-Start Butser, during the car wash event held on the forecourt of the fire station in Swan Street on Saturday.

Retained fireman and Firefighters Charity representative James White, of Petersfield, said: “We are all retained firefighters, and about six of us were there at any one time during the day.

“We used the hoses from the fire truck to wash down the cars that came to be washed.

“But as they are high pressure hoses we had to turn down the water pressure so we didn’t dent the vehicles.

“There was a bit of rain, but it was mostly sunny and we really appreciated everyone’s support.

“We washed more than 25 vehicles, including a camper van, and even a passing cyclist who asked us to wash his electric push bike.”

Watch manager Vinny Stapleton, of Torberry Drive in Petersfield, who also rolled up his sleeves and helped wash cars, added: “It went very well, a good day thanks to everyone who brought their vehicles in to be washed.”