FIRE cadets have been scrubbing people's cars to raise money for charity.

More than £1,000 was raised at the event at Durham's fire station at Sniperley, which was held on Saturday.

The Durham Fire Cadets, which is open to young people aged between 13 and 19, spent the day washing other people's cars as part of a national event to support The Firefighters Charity.

The Northern Echo:

A fire service spokesperson said “County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service have had a long tradition with the Firefighters Charity’s National Car Wash and this year we have had some outstanding events, especially the car wash at Durham Fire Station on Saturday, where Durham Fire Cadets raised a tremendous £1022.92.

"A big thank you to the cadets and their leaders for organising these events every year and an even bigger thank you to the community who continue to supports us."

Durham Fire Cadets will be having another car wash at Peterlee Fire Station on Saturday between 10am and 1pm.

The Northern Echo:

The Firefighters Charity provides help for people who work in the fire service, tackling a range of problems including issues with physical and mental health.