CARE workers got up to their elbows in soapsuds, and raised a healthy £691 for poorly kids.
Direct Health employees at Thurnscoe washed cars on Monday to raise cash towards equipment for Sheffield Children’s Hospital.
Spokeswoman Toni Carter, 29, explained: “Linda Hudson, one of our colleagues, lost her daughter Carly to cancer six years ago, when Carly was just 17.
“Most of Carly’s treatment was at the Sheffield Children’s Hospital and we wanted to join Linda in raising funds for their charity in Carly’s memory.”
Linda was one of the gang who joined in the busy fundraiser, on ‘hot chocolate and marshmallow duty’.
All staff who took part in the effort were overwhelmed by the support they received from local people and businesses, particularly residents at Willowcroft flats at Bolton, who were unable to attend but donated many raffle prizes and sold tickets.
The hard work was accompanied throughout by songs from Westlife - Carly’s favourite band - who are currently on their final tour, said Toni, who added: “We had the music blasting out from everywhere. It jollied us along.”
A cheque presentation from Direct Health to representatives from Sheffield Children’s Hospital is to be planned to take place at a later date.