THIS weekend, firefighters will be donning hoses for a good cause, not just fighting fires...

Drivers will be able to bring their vehicles along to fire stations across Somerset, where firefighters will wash it in return for a donation to The Fire Fighters Charity, which provides services that enhance quality of life for serving and retired fire service personnel and their families.

Glenn Askew, Chief Fire Officer for Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service, said: “Monies raised through national fundraising initiatives provide a real boost to The Fire Fighters Charity.

"As well as being a fun and popular event, the National Car Wash also gives our firefighters the opportunity to share important safety messages with members of their local community.

“Your valued donations will go towards helping thousands of men, women and children from the fire and rescue community during their times of need.”

The national car wash event takes place throughout March, so If you don't see you Fire Station listed below then they may be holding a car wash later on - dates to be published.

Car wash events taking place this Saturday, March 2:

• Castle Cary, Church Street, 10am – 1pm

• Dawlish, Oak Hill, 10am -2pm

• Exmouth, Liverton Business Park, Salterton Road, 10am - 2pm

• Honiton, 9am – noon

• Middlemoor, 10am - 2pm

• Ottery St Mary, 10am - 2pm

• Sidmouth, Woolbrook Road, 11am – 3pm

• Shepton Mallet, 10am - 2pm

• Wells, Burcott Road, 9.30am - 1.30pm

For more information on the Fire Fighters Charity, visit