THE parents of Violet-Grace Youens are encouraging children and families across St Helens to join them at a fundraising car wash this Sunday in memory of their little girl.

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This is the third time the family has joined forces with crews at Eccleston Fire Station, who were the first on scene to help Violet-Grace after was tragically struck in a hit-and-run on Prescot Road in March 2017.

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Funds raised at the event on Sunday, July 14 will be split between Violet-Grace’s Gift – the charity set up in the four-year-old’s memory – and The Firefighters Charity.

St Helens Star:

Her dad Glenn Youens, 32, said: "Since Violet died we have had continued support from the fire service, especially those at Eccleston, and we support them by helping their charity.

"We never forget that they were the first there trying to help her, that means so much.

"It's a great event as well because it brings families together and children help in helping others, and that's what it is all about, keeping Violet's memory alive in a positive way."