Explorer Scouts make Headway with clean-up & shine


We’re inviting people to support an Explorer scout group and Headway Somerset by having their cars washed at a fundraiser we’re hosting next month (May, 2017).

Harriet Preston, Shop Assistant Manager at Rumwell Farm Shop, gets ready for the car wash.

We have teamed up with the Wellington Explorer Scout Group to raise money for the charity and the scout group on Saturday, May 12 from 10am until 4pm.

As our car washes were a great success last year raising £675 for local causes we decided to host another two this year.

“Headway Somerset is one of our charities of the year and we’re delighted that the Explorer Scouts have also come on board this year for the fundraiser. We hope lots of people take advantage of the car wash.

Headway Somerset provides social and cognitive rehabilitation for adults with brain injury and support and respite for their families through its four Brain Injury Centres based in Bridgwater, Henton, Yeovil & Taunton.

Explorers are young adults between 14 and 18-years-old. They meet together once a week in an Explorer Scout Unit. Explorers can gain a wide range of badges and awards, particularly activity badges. These can range from canoeing and mountain biking to sports and public relations.

Simon Cook, Leader of the Wellington Explorer Scout Group, said: “We’re delighted to be able to raise money for a local charity and also for our own activities. Thanks goes to Rumwell Farm Shop for asking us if we would like to be involved.

“We hope lots of people in the area get behind the fundraiser and pop along with their dirty vehicles. The Explorer scouts will be raring to go.”

The car wash will be held in the Rumwell Farm Shop car park and will cost £4 per vehicle with £2 going to the Explorer Scouts and £2 to Headway Somerset.