Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson backs Carbon Monoxide Awareness event

Sefton Central Labour MP supports the Carbon Monoxide Awareness charity car wash, with Lynn Griffiths, Aintree Community Fire Station watch manager Dave Cartwright and fire fighters Andy Jackson, Stu Moulden, Ste Benbow and Mike Lazano.


Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson backed a life-saving charity at the weekend - and came away with a cleaner car at the same time.

Bill attended the Carbon Monoxide (CO) Awareness charity car wash, supported by Merseyside Fire & Rescue at Aintree Community Fire Station on Saturday.

While there, Bill met with constituents from Sefton Central and heard from Aintree Fire Station watch manager Dave Cartwright and Carbon Monoxide Awareness charity founder Lynn Griffiths about the dangers of the "silent killer".

Aintree Village resident Gerry Finlay was one of the many who came along to the event.

Gerry told Bill: "I came along today to find out about the Carbon Monoxide Awareness campaign.

"It has been very informative. I will be going home to fit the CO alarm that I have been given today, and I will be taking the steps that I have been advised to take to make sure that my home is carbon monoxide safe."

Watch manager Dave Cartwright said Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service backs the CO Awareness camaign.

He said: "We support the Carbon Monoxide Awareness charity because we know how important it is the work that Lynn and the charity does. But the charity needs funds to carry on with the work that they are doing.

"Fire fighters are carrying out this car wash today to help raise funds for the charity and for the campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of carbon monoxide. it is vital that other support Carbon Monoxide Awareness so the great work they do can continue.

"Merseyside Fire Service find a lot of people who aren't aware of carbon monoxide and its dangers.

"So the more work that Lynn and the charity can do, the more people will be aware about the dangers and the safer more people will be.

"The fire fighters today are delighted to support the campaign. We are not only helping to raise vital funds for the charity, but we are raising awareness of this silent killer."

Lynn Griffiths thanked everyone who came along on the day either for information or to contribute to the charity.

Lynn said: "We made £226.37 on the day, all of which will go to allowing us to carry on the work that we do.

"I'd like to thank Bill Esterson for continuing to support the campaign and I'd like to thank Dave Cartwright watch manager at Aintree fire station and all of the fire fighters to washed the cars on Saturday."

Bill Esterson said the Carbon Monoxide Awareness charity does invaluable work and deserves our support.

Bill said: "I was delighted that lots of people showed their support to Carbon Monoxide Awareness on Saturday.

"Lynn and Carbon Monoxide Awareness do a great job raising awareness about the dangers of this silent killer. 

"I would like to thank Lynn and everyone involved in the charity for the great work that they do and I would like to thank Dave Cartwright and all of the fire fighters for supporting the charity."