Car wash for Haiti appeal

PUBLISHED: 10:24 26 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:38 25 May 2010

FIREFIGHTERS in Nailsea will hold a charity car wash this weekend to show their support for the people in Haiti who have been affected by a huge earthquake.

FIREFIGHTERS in Nailsea will hold a charity car wash this weekend to show their support for the people in Haiti who have been affected by a huge earthquake.

From 9am-3pm on Saturday, crews will be offering to clean the cars of motorists driving past the station in Pound Lane.

In return, a donation will be requested to be given to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Haiti appeal.

Money raised will also be given to Search and Rescue Assistance in Disasters (SARAID), a British charity which had volunteers in Haiti helping with rescue efforts.

Among them was firefighter Paul Incledon, who is part of the Urban Search and Rescue team stationed in Nailsea.

Nailsea station manager Gary Carr-Smith said: "It is hard to comprehend the devastation that is facing people in Haiti and the scenes that greeted those from the international rescue community.

"We are all incredibly proud of Paul's efforts, those of his colleagues in SARAID and search and rescue teams from around the world."

SARAID's mission in Haiti is expected to cost £10,000 and as SARAID is funded entirely through donations more money is urgently needed.

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