On Sunday 1st July, there will be a charity car wash at Poole Fire Station, on the Holes Bay roundabout. The event, which will run from 11am to 4pm is in aid of The Fire Fighters Charity, and a local four-year-old boy who has been diagnosed with Mitochondrial DNA Depletion Syndrome.
Paul Webber, Watch Manager, says: “We see first hand how fire can destroy lives and devastate communities daily. Drivers can have a shampoo for their cars, learn more about safety around the home and make a charity donation upon exit. We hope we can education some drivers whilst raising money for a very worthy charity”.
The Fire Fighters Charity provides support for serving and retired personnel and their families, through the provision of sheltered accommodation, rehabilitation and therapy, as well as financial support. The charity works with around 11,000 beneficiaries each year, at a cost of £9m annually. These services are almost exclusively financed by fundraising.
Mitochondrial DNA Depletion Syndrom is a condition affecting the muscles and organs, and can lead to organ failure over time. The Poole crew are hoping to raise funds towards a service dog and specialist car seat for the young boy, who has difficulty walking and suffers from extreme tiredness.