FIREFIGHTERS in Runcorn will roll up their sleeves this weekend for a charity car wash in aid of sick and retired colleagues.

It will take place at the fire station on Heath Road from 10am to 3pm on Saturday.

Proceeds will go to The Fire Fighters Charity, which provides services that aim to enhance quality of life for serving and retired fire service personnel and their families.

Stuart Plaskett, the charity's co-ordinator for Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: "We want to raise as much money as we can for this vital charity that provides essential respite, recuperation and rehabilitation for sick and injured firefighters and their families.

"As such we would really appreciate as many motorists as possible bringing their cars along to have them washed in return for a donation.

"As well as washing cars, we’ll also be offering all motorists vital road safety advice, which could save their lives."

North west Chair of The Fire Fighters charity and assistant chief fire officer Gus O'Rourke said: "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 75 years."