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Charity car wash event

24 March 2014

MOTORISTS in Bridlington will have the chance to support local charities and pick up potentially life-saving advice during a car washing event organised by firefighters and the town’s Round Table group.

Six firefighters from Bridlington Fire Station’s White Watch will be joined eight members of Bridlington Round Table for the event, between 10 am and 2 pm on Saturday (March 29) at Bridlington Fire Station in Bessingby Road. Car wash events are usually organised to assist the Firefighters Charity, which offers support such as rehabilitation centres to help those recovering from injury. But White Watch have joined up with Bridlington Round Table for the forthcoming event and money raised will be split between that charity and and Bridlington round table, who have supported many groups and individuals in Bridlington, including the Charity Kids for Cancer which works nationally to support children with the condition along with their families. At present, four families in East Yorkshire including one in Bridlington, are receiving support.
White Watch Manager Simon Heath said: “This event will help two really worthwhile charities. We hope as many people as possible will come along, it is not just an opportunity to get cars cleans, the advice which our staff are able to offer will be of real assistance in keeping people safe on the roads. Martin Helbrow From Bridlington Round Table added: “We are very much looking forward to getting involved on this day and talking about our fund raising efforts, our work and where the donations go.” The event is being supported by the service’s road safety experts and as motorists wait for their cars to be cleaned, they will be offered advice on keeping safe while driving.
Humberside Fire and Rescue Service attended 408 road traffic collisions last year and works with partners in the Safer Roads Humber group to reduce the number of incidents where people are killed or hurt. The service will be emphasising the importance of wearing a seatbelt on every journey, no matter how long or short the distance and the importance of ensuring small children, up to 135cm in height, are secured in the appropriate child restraint.
Firefighters involved in the event could be called away in the event of emergency incidents, but Round Table volunteers will be present throughout the session.