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Eccleston Car Wash in Aid of Violet-Grace’s Gift

Eccleston Car Wash in Aid of Violet-Grace’s Gift

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

A car wash will be held at Eccleston Fire Station to raise money for organ donation charity Violet-Grace’s Gift.

The event, taking place on Saturday, 22nd September from 11am to 3pm, will raise funds for the charity run by the family of Violet-Grace Youens.

Violet-Grace tragically died last year, aged just four, after being knocked down by a car in St Helens.

Her family and friends will come along to assist with the car wash, which was originally scheduled for July, but had to be postponed for operational reasons due to an increase in wildfires.

MFRS Station Manager Lauren McCormack said: “This is a really important initiative that will help to raise vital funds for Violet-Grace’s Gift. The charity works hard to promote organ donation and we as a fire service are very proud to be able to play a part in this, and to support Violet-Grace’s family however we can.”

Some of the proceeds from the car wash will go to the Fire Fighters Charity.

Lauren added: “It is set to be a fantastic day and hopefully we can help to raise funds for two very-well deserving charities.”

A similar event, held last year, raised over £1,700 and MFRS staff are hoping to do even better this year.

Proceeds from the 2017 event went towards providing a memorial bench with a plaque which is now situated in front of the station.

Eccleston Fire Station is on Knowsley Road.

The photograph shows MFRS Watch Manager Eddie Parry with Violet-Grace Youens’ parents Glenn and Rebecca at the Ride for Violet-Grace event held at Langtree Park, St Helens in July 2017

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