Ottery St Mary fire fighters joined forces with King’s School students to raise more than £1,000 for charity

Kings school sixth form students helping out at the Ottery Fire Station car wash. Ref sho 16-17TI 94

Kings school sixth form students helping out at the Ottery Fire Station car wash. Ref sho 16-17TI 9458. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Combined efforts made car wash a huge success

Kings school sixth form students helping out at the Ottery Fire Station car wash. Ref sho 16-17TI 94

Kings school sixth form students helping out at the Ottery Fire Station car wash. Ref sho 16-17TI 9458. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Blazing sun and banging tunes helped set the scene for a ‘hugely successful’ charity car wash at Ottery St Mary Fire Station.

A group of sixth form students from The King’s School joined forces with fire fighters and teachers on Saturday (April 23) to raise more than £1,000 for two good causes.

Motorists were queuing up the road to have their vehicles scrubbed and make their donations, with the first customers arriving before the buckets had even been filled.

The students were collecting ahead of an upcoming trip to India where they will go to support Goodwill Children’s Home – a charity that helps provide long term care and education to destitute children in South India.


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Proceeds will also go to support The Firefighters Charity and Barclays bank has pledged to match the final total.

Dave Gough, crew manager of Ottery Fire Station called the event a ‘huge success’ and thanked everyone who came down to support it.

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He said: “At several times during the morning, traffic was queuing up the road to get in and a team of five fire fighters, one retired fire fighter, a number of sixth form students and several teachers from King’s cleaned cars and vans non-stop.

“We were blessed with glorious sunshine and a party atmosphere created by Professor Bass [John Capon of Otter Windows, Honiton].”

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