THE family of Violet-Grace Youens once again joined forces with Eccleston Fire Station to host a car wash on Sunday in her memory.

Violet-Grace, from Eccleston, died aged four after she was struck by a speeding car on Prescot Road in March 2017.

The first emergency services on the scene were firefighters from Eccleston Fire Station.

Ever since then, to thank them for trying to save their daughter’s life, Violet’s parents Becky and Glenn have hosted a car wash at the station on Millfields.

They raise funds for Violet-Grace’s Gift – the charity set up in their precious daughter’s name – and The Firefighter’s Charity.

Saturday’s event raised £1,207, which will be split between the two charities.

A spokesperson for MFRS said: “This is the third year that our crews have hosted this event in aid of Violet-Grace’s Gift.

“We would like to thank everyone who helped to make this event happen and all of those who took their cars to be washed.

“We’re proud to continue to support the family of Violet-Grace and this event only cements that further.

“The charity works hard to promote organ donation and we as a fire service are very proud to be able to play a part in this, and to support Violet-Grace’s family however we can.

“Some proceeds from the car wash will go to The Fire Fighters Charity, which provides treatment and support for serving and retired firefighters, and their families, in times of need.”

The family are currently in the middle of a fight to change the law for dangerous drivers that kill, to increase their sentence from the maximum of 14 years to life.

Their petition is currently at 166,000, they want to reach 200,000 before Sunday, July 21.