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Colne House care home organises car wash to raise money for air ambulance

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Staff at Colne House care home, in Station Road, Earls Colne, raised more than £400 by running a car wash on the drive.
The proceeds will be split between the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance, based in the village, and the home’s residents’ fund to support extra outings.
On one of the hottest days of the year, staff made a splash with customers by all wearing Victorian bathers.
Victoria Franklin, deputy manager at the Kingsley Healthcare home, said: “Everyone loved it and thought the Victorian bathers were a nice touch.

colne house earls colne care home airambulancecharity 1 “We washed nearly 30 cars on the day and it was such a success that we are thinking of repeating it in August.”
She said the air ambulance was a cause close to the heart of everyone in the home because in the past it had supported both staff and residents.
The most impressive car washed was a Ford Mustang, pictured, belonging to retired local businessman Ray Dalton.
He said: “When I heard about the car wash via social media I thought that’s a great idea. Along with my Ford Mustang I took our Volkswagen Touran along to be washed.”
Mr Dalton, who used to run a cleaning company, also kindly supplied some extra cleaning cloths.

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