Welwyn Garden City firefighters raise �4,000 for disabled teen

FIREFIGHTERS got out their bucket sand sponges for a charity car wash in aid of a disabled teenager – and raised around �4,000.

Crew members at WGC fire station spent a day washing cars in order to support 16-year-old Mitchell Gosling, a wheelchair user from Little Ley, whose ambition is to play for powered wheelchair football team Evergreens, based in Watford.

To do so, he needs a specially adapted wheelchair – and went some way towards getting it thanks to generous vistors to WGC Fire Station.

Outside the HQ in Bridge Road East, Mitchell’s dad Neil Simson performed a DJ set as crew members scrubbed visitors’ vehicles, helped by a few young volunteers.

A raffle and a barbecue helped bolster the coffers, and it is thought a total of around �4,000 has been raised from the event.

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Crew commander Steve Bishop said: “It was a very fun day; everyone enjoyed themselves, and we were never short of volunteers.

“A couple of our guys even got touted by the local car wash garage, asking them to work for them!”

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