Get your wheels washed for charity

Colleagues at funeral homes Bognor Regis are dusting off their rags ready for a charity car wash on Saturday 6 July.

Last year £180 was raised by colleagues at The Co-operative Funeralcare thanks to donations from queues of cars eagerly waiting for a summer clean.

Cars and vans of all shapes and sizes are once again invited to the charity car wash to help raise funds for The Bognor Regis Lions Club – Wenceslas Appeal.

The Bognor Regis Lions Club – Wenceslas Appeal is aimed at helping people get out of fuel poverty during the winter.

Amy White, Funeral Co-ordinator at The Co-operative Funeralcare in Bognor, said: “We are really lucky to have such a large forecourt at our sister branch in Rose Green which means we can line up lots of vehicles for a spit and polish.

“Everyone worked really hard last year so we know it is not going to be an easy ride but the cause is worth the effort. We look forward to seeing lots of friendly faces again on the day!”

The three funeral homes taking part are based in Rose Green, Felpham and North Bersted and are part of the regional, independent co-operative, Southern Co-op.

They support a number of local community groups such as the Wenceslas Appeal through Southern Co-op’s community engagement programme.

The programme, ‘Love Your Neighbourhood’, addresses four key social themes for promoting ‘Greener’, ‘Healthier’, ‘Safer’, and ‘More Inclusive’ neighbourhoods.

Amy added: “In the middle of summer, it is easy to forget about the struggles people face when it gets colder but this is a cause we need to support all year around. People shouldn’t have to make a choice between food or heat.”

The charity car wash will take place on Saturday 6 July between 10am and 1pm at The Co-operative Funeralcare, at no.6 Nyetimber Lane, Rose Green.

Small cars will be asked for a £5 donation and large cars/vans will be asked for a £10 donation.

To find out more about the Love Your Neighbourhood scheme, click here.