HUNDREDS of pounds were raised in a charity car wash and open day held at a community fire station.

Ponteland Community Fire Station held the car wash and Station Open Day on Saturday, March 18.

Hexham Courant: The car wash raised hundreds for the firefighters charityThe car wash raised hundreds for the firefighters charity (Image: Ponteland Community Fire Station)

£411 was raised for The Firefighters Charity in just three hours.

Hexham Courant: The Open Day at the fire stationThe Open Day at the fire station (Image: Ponteland Community Fire Station)

Callum McDougall, watch manager at the fire station, said: “The open day is where we invite the public in to have a look at what we do as a Fire Service."

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Hexham Courant: The car washThe car wash (Image: Ponteland Community Fire Station)

“They can look around the station, appliances and equipment. We also have some VR headsets that simulate a car crash. We, as a crew, pass on the fire safety in the home and road safety message.”

Hexham Courant: The Open DayThe Open Day (Image: Ponteland Community Fire Station)

The firefighters charity supports all serving and retired members of the UK's fire family to live healthier and happier.

It supports firefighters' mental and physical health, and provides nursing and retirement aid.