KNUTSFORD residents are being urged to take their cars to their fire station rather than the car wash on Saturday.

Firefighters with the help of fire cadets and volunteers will be out with their buckets and sponges to help raise as much money as they can for the Firefighters charity.

The charity car wash will take place at Knutsford community fire station and staff will also provide all drivers with vital road safety advice.

Mark Cashin, chair of the Fire Fighters Charity and Deputy Chief Fire Officer, said: "The charity car wash is a great way to raise money for The Fire Fighters Charity which has provided assistance to serving and retired firefighters for more than 60 years and also to increase awareness of road safety.

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

The charity car wash will take place at the station on Mobberley Road, between 10am and 4pm.