Firefighters in Cheshire are hoping to swap buckets of water for buckets of cash.

They are getting ready to roll up their sleeves on Saturday, March 12 to raise money for the Fire Fighters Charity in the 12th annual car wash.

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service’s fire fighter charity co-ordinator Stuart Plaskett said: “We would really appreciate motorists bringing their cars along to have them washed in return for a donation.

“All funds raised go to The Fire Fighters Charity, the UK’s leading provider of life-enhancing services for serving and retired fire service personnel and their families”.

North west chairman of the charity and deputy chief fire officer Mark Cashin added: “The charity car wash is a great way to not only increase awareness of road safety but also to raise money for The Fire Fighters Charity which has provided assistance to serving and retired firefighters for more than 60 years.

“Unfortunately our firefighters see first hand the tragic consequences of road traffic collisions.

“I really hope that drivers will go along and support this event as they will not only be helping The Fire Fighters Charity but they will also take away vital road safety advice which could save their lives.”

It costs over £9m a year to keep the charity running.

Residents can get their cars washed by crews, as well as receiving vital road safety advice, at the following locations:

Chester Fire Station - Saturday 12 March 10am-2pm

Ellesmere Port Fire Station - Saturday 12 March - 10am-2pm

Northwich Fire Station - Saturday 12 March - 11am-3pm

Frodsham Fire Station - Saturday 19 March - 10am-3pm

Winsford Fire Station - Saturday 26 March - Time 11am-3pm