Kids host car wash for fundraiser

CHILDREN from Casuarina, ages seven to 14, have teamed up to raise money for the Queensland Flood Relief by hosting a car wash.

Casuarina resident Tarnya Sim said her children thought of the idea on the way back from volunteering in Brisbane.

The family had originally planned a vacation, but when they heard about the floods they decided to lend a hand.

Once confronted with the devastation they were overwhelmed and wanted to do more to help, Mrs Sim said.

“The kids thought a car wash was a good idea because everyone has a dirty car,” she said.

Parents of the children involved and Local Directories are both matching the funds raised at the event.

“When one car is washed for $15, $60 will be donated to the flood appeal,” Mrs Sim said.

Four-wheel-drives are $20 and $80 will be given to the flood relief appeal.

“We are hoping to raise one to two thousand for the flood victims.”

The idea started small and has now grown much larger, with the local firetruck even coming for part of the day, Mrs Sim said.

Sausages, cupcakes and soft drinks will be available to purchase while the cars are being washed.

The car wash will be held at Kamala Crescent Beach Side Carpark today from 10am to 4pm.

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