Car wash cleans up £450 for scouts & hospice


We’re delighted lots of people took advantage and supported our car wash last Saturday (May 13, 2017), which was held in aid of the 1st Wellington Scout Group and St. Margaret’s Hospice.

Twelve-year-old Gareth Searle from the 1st Wellington Scout Group, Sharon Pavey, Community Fundraiser for Taunton Deane for St. Margaret’s Hospice, Jacqui Manning, Assistant Manager at Rumwell Farm Shop and eight-year-old Milly Howe from the 1st Wellington Scout Group.

Motorists helped raise £450.48, which was divided equally between the two charities and they both received £225.24 each.

St. Margaret’s Hospice is one of our charities of the year and we are so pleased that the scouts were happy to come on board again for the fundraiser, and also collected some money for their own activities.

The car wash was held in our car park from 10am until 4pm and cost £4 per vehicle with £2 going to the Wellington Scouts and £2 to St. Margaret’s Hospice.

St. Margaret’s Hospice as a charity, has been at the heart of Somerset’s community, for more than 37 years, delivering high quality, responsive and compassionate care to patients and their families facing a life-limiting illness.

Sharon Pavey, Community Fundraiser for Taunton Deane for St. Margaret’s Hospice, said: “We would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to Rumwell Farm Shop and the 1st Wellington Scout Group for organising this fundraiser for us. It is greatly appreciated. Many of our volunteers popped along with their vehicles and were delighted with the results – the scouts worked really hard.”

Last year St. Margaret’s Hospice, which is based in Bishops Hull, cared for more than 3,200 people across Somerset. To provide this care they need to raise in excess of £7.5 million. Without the generous support of the community, thousands of people facing the challenge of a life-limiting illness would struggle to receive the care and support they need.

Dave Belfield, Executive Chairman at the 1st Wellington Scout Group, said: “The money raised will be going towards improving the scouts camping and activities equipment, benefiting all age groups across Scouts, Cubs and Beavers.”

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