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rydecarwashALPA car wash held at Ryde Fire Station today (Saturday) raised almost £900 for two charities close to the hearts of many, including the Island’s firefighters and their families.

Motorists turned up at Nicholson Road to get their cars washed by the hands of the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service’s firefighters, who were fundraising for both The Firefighter’s Charity and The Brain Tumour Charity today.

markgrimespostopAs previously reported by Island Echo, Mark Grimes, a firefighter for the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service at Ryde Fire Station, had only welcomed his baby son into the world 9 months previously when he was delivered news he couldn’t have ever imagined – he had cancer at just 34-years-old.

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Following a successful operation earlier this year, Mark and his family – along with his colleagues – are working hard to help fundraise for The Brain Tumour Charity whilst continuing to support The Firefighter’s Charity.

Having already raised £1444 through JustGiving, ‘The Wight Brainy Bunch’s’ fundraising total sits at over £2300 to date, with more events planned for later in the year including the Great South Run on Sunday 25th October.

Anyone wishing to support Mark can do so on JustGiving at donations made will be split between The Brain Tumour Charity and The Firefighters Charity, who have helped Mark with travel costs.

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