MORE than £500 was raised at a charity car wash in Westbury last Saturday in aid of the Fire Fighters Charity.

The event was organised by fire and rescue crews at the town’s fire station in Meadow Lane.

For four hours between 10am and 2pm, the firefighters washed and dried cars in return for donations.

The Fire Fighters Charity provides help to serving and retired personnel, their widows/widowers and young dependants through the provision of sheltered accommodation, recuperative facilities, rehabilitation and therapy, as well as giving financial support to those who need it.

The charity works with some 11,000 beneficiaries every year at a cost of £9 million per annum and these services are financed almost exclusively by fundraising.

Visitors were also able to ask the crew about becoming an on-call firefighter in Westbury ahead of a recruitment event on Saturday, July 21.