Leigh Charity Car Wash for Little George

By Sophie Sleigh-Johnson in Community News

RED Watch Leigh ran a charity car wash at Leigh fire station for a local 3–year-old boy George Koumas.

George was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer effecting less than 100 children in the UK each year, and has spent the last 15 months bravely fighting the condition.

The team at the car wash, with Sub Officer Angus Neale in charge on the day, managed to raise £283.70 from the car wash.

George’s parents recently received the news that he is in remission, but were told that there is a 50% chance that he could relapse within the next 5 years.

After much research George’s parents have decided to support his recovery and healing using pure CBD oil derived from Hemp plants, which is a natural non-toxic option that costs approximately £300 a month.

George’s parents both had to leave their jobs to support him up at Great Ormond Street during his therapy and are trying to raise enough money to fund the first years’ treatment.

George’s mother said: “I want to raise awareness about Neuroblastoma, to raise awareness about the benefits of HEMP CBD in promoting good health and immune system boosting, to share his success in achieving remission in the hope it will give some hope to families going through what we have and to gain support from the community for our challenge in August."

This challenge in August is called ‘Surviving the Wilderness,’ where family members will be wild camping in the Cairngorms, in the Scottish Highlands, for a week and surviving with nothing but their feet and their tents.

The family need to raise £3,600 for George’s treatment, and you can support their Wilderness Challenge by going to their Just Giving page at


A small group of Essex firefighters also run their own registered charity called Fire Fighters Aid For Children. For more information, visit http://www.firefightersaidforchildren.co.uk

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