Wisbech firefighters joined up with teenagers to soap up dirty cars and raise money for charity.
Officers at the station joined forces with youngsters on Princes Trust courses to scrub clean dozens of cars on Friday. Youngsters are raising money to fund a community project to spruce up Wisbech’s Oasis Centre and have so far raised £327 during an earlier bag pack.
The car wash raised £175, of which a percentage will be donated to The Fire Fighters Charity with the rest going to the community project.
Steve Lucas, Prince’s Trust Team Leader, said: “It was a lot of fun and the participants had a good time getting their hands soapy. We’d like to thank the firefighters for helping out and the generous members of the public.”
Team 115 is the fourth team to take part in the programme in Fenland after the scheme was launched as a joint emergency services venture last summer between Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service, Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service and Cambridgeshire Constabulary with support from The College of West Anglia.
The Prince’s Trust Team programme is a 12-week personal development course which aims to increase confidence, motivation and skills and as a result, enables young people to then gain employment, move into education or undertake training or an apprenticeship. Participants take part in teambuilding activities, a week-long residential, a community project, work placements, careers advice and support, presentation skills and team challenges. At the end of the course students can also gain a Prince’s Trust Certificate in Employment, Teamwork and Community skills and an Emergency First Aid Certificate.