Firefighters made a splash at a charity car wash organised by a colleague who battled a brain tumour.
Hundreds of drivers turned up at Huddersfield Fire Station to get their motors cleaned.
The fundraiser was organised by watch commander Andy Wooler, who is back at work after treatment for a tumour.
Andy urged the community to get behind him in his bid to raise £1,000 for Candlelighters, which helps children fighting cancer.
And he smashed his target within the first three hours of the six-hour event.
The 45-year-old dad said: “We did fantastically well.
“The public have been fantastic, we asked for a donation of £3 but some people put in £20.
“In the first three hours we did over 200 cars.
“We had already reached £1,000 but we continued on to 4pm.”
Andy praised the enthusiasm of a group of Public Service students from Kirklees College, who gave up their Saturday jobs to help him and his colleagues.
Last year Andy was diagnosed with a grade three, potentially life-threatening brain tumour after suffering from seizures out of the blue.
He spent a week at Leeds General Infirmary and has undergone gruelling radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatment.
Andy, who has returned to work on non-operational duties, became familiar with the work of Candlelighters during his time at the hospital.
The charity is based at the Paediatric Oncology and Haematology Day Unit.
Andy said that the money raised may help with the charity’s establishment of a drop-in centre, day trips to places like Center Parcs and funding toys.
He added: “It’s a really important charity. We had a couple of families here with us whose children are being looked after by Candlelighters.
“One brought their four-year-old who has leukaemia.
“It breaks your heart and that is the reason why I wanted to do something for children with cancer.”
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