Firefighters buy a new bike for station cleaner after accident

Watford Observer: Firefighters buy a new bike for station cleaner after accident Firefighters buy a new bike for station cleaner after accident

Watford firefighters have bought their cleaner a new bike after she was hit by a car.

Andrew Beers, from the Lower High Street station, said more than £200 had been collected to buy their cleaner Barbara a new bike, plus a helmet.

He said: “Barbara has been here eight years and comes in every day. She works so hard and travels everywhere on her push bike.

“She got knocked off a couple of months ago. We took one look at the bike and realised there was no way we could fix it. She also really injured her knee.”

Mr Beers said the cleaner did not receive any sick pay while she was off work and said some of the money would go towards helping her pay her bills.

Watford Halfords offered the firefighters a £200 bike for £100 and also donated a voucher for a new helmet.

Mr Beers said: “Barbara was on the way to work when she was knocked off by a car. The police turned up and the driver was very apologetic.

“She really puts the hours in and has to cycle from her home in Croxley View in all-weathers, she never complains, just turns up and gets on with the job.

“She works so hard and is always happy. When we found out we just wanted to do something to help.”

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5:39pm Mon 23 Dec 13

morganwilliam says...

Good on the Fire Service and well done Halfords. This is what happens when services are contracted out, minimum wage and no sick pay. I hope she wins one of the Christmas lottery prizes as well. Come on Camelot.
Good on the Fire Service and well done Halfords. This is what happens when services are contracted out, minimum wage and no sick pay. I hope she wins one of the Christmas lottery prizes as well. Come on Camelot. morganwilliam

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