Firefighters from Avon Fire and Rescue Service (AF&RS) will host a charity car wash on Saturday, 26th August at Hicks Gate Fire Station to raise money for an epic bike ride from Bath to Paris in support of Cancer Research UK.

Organised by firefighters from Blue Watch Bath, the car was will be held from 10am until 4pm at Hicks Gate Fire Station, with staff from across the Service on hand to get your vehicle sparkling clean.

Matt Parsons, firefighter on Blue Watch, expressed his passion for the cause, saying: “We’re taking on this challenge to Ride Against Cancer in support of all those who have and will experience this cruel disease.

“Come along and support us on the day and donate and follow our trip in September here.”

In September, a team of riders from AF&RS will cycle from Bath to Paris on a ‘Ride Against Cancer’. The car wash will raise funds for this trip across to Paris (fundraising for Cancer Research UK) as well as for The Fire Fighters Charity.

To further understand the motivation and purpose behind the bike ride and fundraising efforts, more information can be found on Jess Parsons’ Instagram page (@life_lemons_and_my_melons), Matt Parsons’ wife who was diagnosed with breast cancer at just 36-years-old.

Cancer Research UK is a leading charity dedicated to advancing cancer research and improving outcomes. Through collaborative partnerships, cutting-edge research, and a multidisciplinary approach, they drive groundbreaking discoveries in prevention, early detection, treatment, and care. Their unwavering dedication empowers lives and inspires hope for a future where cancer is conquered.

The Fire Fighters Charity is committed to supporting fire service staff and their families. Through their devoted efforts, they provide essential assistance, resources, and care to firefighters in times of need. By fostering a strong sense of community, the charity promotes physical and mental well-being, helping firefighters recover from injury and illness.

The Fire Fighters Charity also plays a crucial role in ensuring the well-being and resilience of fire service staff across the country.

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