Tributes paid to Lancashire fireman Alastair Cudworth
Tributes have been paid to a Lancashire fireman who has died aged 48.
Alastair Cudworth died earlier this week.
A charity car wash is to be held in his memory at Penwortham Fire Station, where he was based, tomorrow (Saturday)..
Mark Woodward, watch manager at Penwortham Fire Station, tweeted on Monday: "In the early hours of this morning our Firefighter Alastair Cudworth passed away.
"He fought his illness all the way.
"He was a highly respected & dedicated firefighter who gave over 26 years service.
"Our deepest sympathy to his wife Amanda, family & friends R.I.P Brother."
A charity car wash is being held in his memory tomorrow (Saturday) from 10am - 3pm at Penwortham Fire Station.
Proceeds will go to The Firefighters Charity and a charity chosen by Alastair's wife Amanda.
Tributes have poured in from his colleagues and friends.
Lancashire chief fire officer Justin Johnston tweeted: "All of our thoughts are with Amanda and all of Alistair’s family, friends and colleagues."
Another colleague said: "An immense loss. A huge pleasure working with Cuddy and calling him a friend.
"He's going to be greatly missed."
Mr Cudworth was a keen amateur footballer and manager of Whittle Wanderers FC.
The Lancashire Sunday League is to hold a minute's silence in his memory this weekend.
The league said: "We have learnt of the sudden death of Alastair Cudworth, secretary & manager of Whittle Wanderers FC at the age of 48.
"Arrangement details later.
"We invite all clubs and officials to observe a minute's silence in Alastair's memory this Sunday (February 2)."
In a tribute on its website, the League said: :" A football man through and through, Alastair was a founder member of Whittle Wanderers FC, he played for the club for many seasons and after hanging up his boots he took over the duties of club secretary and team manager."