WINDSCREEN wiper firm Trico hosted a charity car wash event at the Redditch United FC stadium to raise funds for a community project.
Youngsters from the project, based in Matchborough, greeted locals at the Trico Stadium in Redditch, where they washed cars in exchange for a small donation.
Members of staff from Trico were also on hand to offer a wiper blade check and replacement to any cars that had paid for a wash. Money raised went towards a project aimed at keeping young people off the streets and bringing the town closer together as a community.
More than half of the vehicles that passed through were found to be in dire need of having new windscreen wipers – so much so that they were actually in an illegal condition.
David Tittershill, general manager of Redditch United, said: ‘It was excellent to see the individuals from our projects here at the Trico Stadium to raise funds. It was also great to have the club’s community partners – West Mercia Police and Sports Project Herefordshire and Worcestershire – to help make the day a success.
‘Redditch United is a club that wants to be at the heart of the community, and there was a great sense of achievement around the place after the event.’
Sam Robinson, brand and product manager for Trico, said: ‘The car wash event proved to be very successful, as locals from the area, club and police force turned up to get a car wash and contribute to the community.
‘The fundraising made some good money, which will go back into sustaining this project and many others. We managed to replace a lot of wiper blades and this means the cars are now safe for the road, especially at this time of year.
‘We estimate that the general effective life span of a wiper blade is approximately six to 12 months, and to ensure maximum rain-clearing effectiveness and visibility, they should be changed at these intervals.’
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