Have you ever tried washing cars on your lunch break? If so, you’ll know that it’s difficult because there is not enough time and not enough hands, so what do you do? You ask a bunch of willing Year 9 students and four enthusiastic employees from Tesco Bidston to help, but why did so many want to join in?
Our Head of House (Cape Town), Mr Heayns, decided to raise money for Parkinson’s UK by asking staff to sponsor students to wash cars. He made a promise only the brave would entertain… If students raised over £200 he promised to… have his legs waxed! A decision he may live to regret (ouch)!
Tesco Bidston lent a helping hand
Students and Tesco worked tirelessly splashing and scrubbing over 11 cars over the course of a week, raising £100 for Parkinson’s UK. Judging by the state of the cars, we think students did a better job than teachers, Mr Heayns and Mr Wilkinson, although they would probably disagree!
Back and forth collecting water, our Year 9’s did not stop for a minute – well, maybe 30 seconds…
Mr Heayns showing students how it’s really done – or is it the other way round?
Mr Wilkinson spots a dirty patch. Didn’t Mr Heayns just clean that side? Further investigation uncovers a missed dirt patch on the side of the car…
Tesco staff did a great job, this car is gleaming!
After countless running back and forth to fetch water, and a couple of over-enthusiastic rinses, staff cars were gleaming in the midday June sun.
“It was so much fun and because it was for a good cause, I didn’t mind giving up my lunch break. It was funny because the teachers were more competitive than us!” Sophie Downey, Year 9 student.
Thank-you students and Tesco, we think you were brilliant!
What is Parkinson disease?
Parkinson’s disease occurs when nerve cells, in the part of the brain that controls movement, become impaired or die.
- Often people with Parkinson disease have increasing difficulty with movement, over time.
Who can get Parkinsons?
- Anyone. Many cases of Parkinson disease occur in people with no apparent family history of the disorder
“Parkinson’s disease is generally considered to affect the older population, however, it is estimated that 1 in 10 people are diagnosed with PD before the age of 50.” Parkinsons.org
To find out more about Parkinson Disease or to donate, please click here.
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