FIREFIGHTERS in Wilton are hoping to clean up for charity.

A charity car wash is being held at Wilton fire station today (Saturday) to raise funds for the Fire Fighters Charity and the Love For Louis campaign.

The event, which is being organised by firefighters at the fire station, located off Minster Street, by the shopping village, runs between 10am and 3pm.

As well as washing cars in return for a minimum donation of £5, there will be teas, coffees and homemade cakes on sale to help boost the charity fundraising.

The Fire Fighters Charity provides help to serving and retired personnel, their widows/widowers and young dependants through providing sheltered accommodation, recuperative facilities, rehabilitation and therapy, as well as giving financial support to those who need it.

Love for Louis was set up by Lucy Dunn from Fovant to support her son Louis who was born with a rare genetic condition, Congenital Disorder of Glycosylation.

The on-going fundraising campaign pays for specialist treatment that supports his development.

More than £40,000 has been raised which has gone towards a range of sessions including hydra, music and physio therapy as well as sensory integration.

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The fire crew at Wilton fire station will be on-hand to chat with anyone interested in joining Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service as an on-call firefighter.

On-call firefighters make themselves available for emergency call-outs and need to be able to respond to their local fire station in around five minutes, as well as complete the same training as a wholetime firefighter.