A charity car wash is being held this Saturday in aid of the Fire Fighters Charity and Aspire, a charity that supports people with spinal cord injury.
Between 10am and 2pm, drivers can go along to Westlea fire station, at The Chesters, Stonehill Green (off Mead Way), and get their vehicles cleaned in return for a donation.
As well as car washing, the Westlea firefighters will be able to give home fire safety advice to visitors.
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.
Aspire will be the beneficiary of a cross-channel swim this summer, where a group of five – including Swindon women Lyndsey Adamson and Beth Sowden – will be taking on the challenge of swimming between England and France.
Lyndsey’s husband Dave is a Watch Manager at Westlea, and their daughters Megan and Lucy are members of the Swindon Dolphins, swimming in both regional and national squads.
Lyndsey was asked to support the charity swim by her friend Bethan Sowden, and they each have to raise £1,700 to enable the challenge to take place. Saturday’s car wash is the first of a series of fundraising events planned for the coming months to help them reach this target.
For more information about Aspire and its work, visit www.aspire.org.uk