THE parents of Violet-Grace Youens are encouraging children and families across St Helens to join them at a fundraising car wash today (Saturday) at Eccleston Fire Station in memory of their little girl.

This is the second time the family has joined forces with the fire station’s crews, who were the first on scene to help Violet-Grace after she was tragically struck in a hit-and-run on Prescot Road in March last year.

Funds raised on Saturday, September 22, will be split between Violet-Grace’s Gift – the charity set in in the four-year-old’s memory – and The Firefighters Charity.

Violet’s parents Glenn and Becky Youens, from Eccleston, said: “The car wash is an important day for us because these people not only do a great job, but they were also the first to try and help Violet.

“It means a lot to us to give back to them and that’s why half of the funds raised will go to their charity.

“We are sure Violet would have loved to have been part of the day and hope people come down to support us and take part.”

The car wash at the station on Millfields will start at 11am and finish at 3pm.