Cleaning up for charity

Children in Need: Staff at Briston Street Motors raise money for children in need.
Children in Need: Staff at Briston Street Motors raise money for children in need.

Staff at an Ilkeston car dealership went hell for lather to raise money for disadvantaged youngsters this weekend.

The team at Bristol Street Motors in Derby Road took part in the UK’s biggest car wash on Saturday and Sunday to raise money for BBC Children In Need.

Launched by Peter Andre in Chiswick last week, the event saw Peugeot dealerships across the country taking part.

It is the second year Peugeot has supported Children in Need, with the network hoping to raise £250,000

Paul Davidson, sales manager of Bristol Street Motors Peugeot Ilkeston, said: “We were very happy to help Children in Need raise vital funds to help change the lives of youngsters across the UK who, for whatever reason, are desperately vulnerable.

“The team here at Bristol Street Motors Peugeot Ilkeston, along with local motorists, had a lot of fun joining in with the UK’s largest car wash and raising money for this very worthwhile cause.

“We would like to thank everyone who helped support our efforts.”

Sir Terry Wogan, who presents the annual telethon to air this Friday (November 15), said: “The dealerships involved are all terrific supporters of Children in Need and I thank all of them for getting involved again this year.”

Schools, businesses and individual fundraisers come out in force for the event every year.

Here at the ‘Tiser we want to know what you will be doing to support Children In Need which is this year aiming to beat last year’s record total of more than £26.7m raised across the country.

Drop us a line to let us know what you’re up to and we’ll try to get a picture.

Alternatively email your pictures and videos to news@ilkestonadvertiser.co.uk.