Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


For Archie: Firefighters to host car wash to help fund life-saving treatment

Newport firefighters are holding a charity car wash this month to raise money for medical treatment for a little boy called Archie. 

On Saturday 16 November, the team at Newport Fire Station will be holding a charity car wash from 10am until 3pm to raise money for three-year-old Archie, who was diagnosed with a rare form of Neuroblastoma earlier this year.

Archie has been undergoing treatment with the NHS and his family got in touch with the team at Newport Fire Station, Archie’s local fire station, to see if they could hold a charity car wash to help raise funds for treatment in the USA for Archie to prevent a relapse of Neuroblastoma.

The treatment isn’t available on the NHS and Archie’s family are looking to raise £200,000 for him to undergo a vaccination treatment in the USA to give him the best chance of beating the disease for good.

Lorraine Melton, Firefighter at Newport Fire Station said, “We’re holding this car wash to support Archie and his family because we are a local station wanting to support someone in our local community.

“Come along on 16 November, there will be homemade cakes for sale and the family will be selling charity wristbands with their helpers.”

If you’d like to have your car washed to support Archie’s fundraising, come along between 10am and 3pm to Newport Fire Station, Debden Road, Newport, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11 3PE.

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