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Car washing

What is it?

  • Hold a charity car wash and support the British Red Cross!
  • Raise money by setting a suggested donation for people to pay to have their car washed.

What you’ll need

  • A date or dates to do the washing
  • Friends to help you out – the more of you there are, the more cars you can get through
  • Buckets, detergent, sponges, cloths, a hose and a water source
  • Permission from your youth leader or teacher
  • A way of making sure everybody knows about it so they can join in. Think about the ways you can do this – maybe using posters, newsletters or announcements
  • Someone who can write a cheque for the amount you raise

Top tips

  • See if you can get the materials you need donated so you don’t have to pay for them
  • Offer extra services like polishing the cars or vacuuming interiors for a higher suggested donation

All about the money

  • Once the event is over and you’ve collected all the money, post us a cheque (made payable to the British Red Cross) for the amount you raised, along with a copy of the banking form from the module five facilitator's notes. Our address details are also on the same page as the form.
  • If you have any questions about sending us money or want to ask for other advice, please contact our fundraising team on 0844 412 2728 or

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