KNUTSFORD firefighters raised £690 at today's car wash.

Knutsford Fire Station hosted a car wash from 11am to 4pm in aid of the Fire Fighters Charity, which supports injured firefighters and their families.

The charity is almost entirely funded through donations from the fire community and the public.

Knutsford firefighters said on their twitter page: "Well, the Knutsford community have done it again!

"Thank you to all of you who came to support our charity car wash today! All thanks to you, we managed to raise an impressive £690 for the firefighters charity." 

The charity's website said: "We understand the mental, physical and social burdens that can come from being a past or present member of the UK’s dedicated fire services community.

"So we rescue the rescuers and help them to recover their lives when they need it most."

Wilmslow Fire Station will be staging a car wash for the charity next Saturday, March 16.

Every year hundreds of fire stations across the UK compete against each other to wash as many cars as possible and raise as much money as possible for The Fire Fighters Charity.

At stake is the chance to raise tens of thousands of pounds to support injured firefighters, as well as the chance to win the Car Wash Trophy and prizes from sponsor Autoglym.