Free electric blanket test

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For one day only there is the opportunity to stay safe and warm this winter with a free electric blanket test.

The service is being offered by Bexhill Caring Community, Bagnall Room, Sackville Road, Bexhill, on Wednesday October 8.

Testing is free but donations to Bexhill Caring Community would be very much appreciated. Refreshments will be available to purchase.

Over 5,000 house fires a year are caused by damaged electric blankets. It’s advised to have your blanket expertly checked at least every three years and replaced every 10 years.

A Caring Community spokesman urged electric blanket owners to make an appointment for a free test. “Remember there are thousands of house fires a year caused by faulty blankets - make sure yours is tested.”

Places are limited. To book an appointment call 01424 215116 9am-3pm Monday to Friday.