Year 12 students washed a total of 22 cars raising £88 for a cancer charity. The fund-raising came about after the group brainstormed ideas to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.
12 students on the IEC diploma, and five of their friends who also volunteered, grabbed the buckets and sponges and formed two teams, aiming to clean a car every ten minutes leaving it spotless.
Student James Barnes said: ‘The trick is just to clean the dirtiest bits first then try to get it dry with no streaking!’ Emily Sumpter was one of those who volunteered, despite never having cleaned a car before. She said: ‘ A little elbow grease and lots of people makes it easier!’
Teacher Miss Ryan said: ‘The IEC charity fundraisers set themselves a target of raising £1,000 by the end of the year. They are over halfway to their goal, having completed a sponsored cycle around Rutland Water as well as the car wash. They worked really hard and certainly were lucky with the weather. Their next project hopefully will be a charity bag pack at a local supermarket.'