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Gloucestershire firefighters wash cars to raise money after Grenfell Tower tragedy

Gloucestershire firefighters hold county-wide car wash. Photo: Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service

Gloucestershire firefighters have raised £5500 for the London Fire Relief Fund. Car washes were held across the county over the weekend to raise money for those in need following the Grenfell Tower tragedy in London.

More than 200 firefighters from the capital fought the enormous fire at the block of flats in west London on Wednesday.

Teams lend a hand in Lydney. Credit: Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service

Now local fire crews have offered their support to the victims and survivors by holding car washes to raise funds.

Car washes were held at stations in all four corners of the county over the weekend.

Dursley car wash goes down well. Credit: Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service

The fire raged through the Grenfell Tower block, starting in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Teams in Dursley are raising money following the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Credit: Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service

National fundraising efforts have reached £3million after several Just Giving pages were set up.

Crews in Fairford raising money after the Grenfell Tower fire. Credit: Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service

The death toll continues to rise following the inferno and many residents have been left homeless by the devastating blaze.

Cirencester crews are also helping out today. Credit: Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service