A SCOUT groups from Wellington got down and dirty to wash cars for charity.

The 1st Wellington Scout Group took part in the car wash that was hosted by the Rumwell Farm Shop between Taunton and Wellington.

The car wash took place from 10am until 4pm on Saturday, May 13, to raise money for the scouts and for St Margaret's Hospice.

Dave Belfield, chairman of 1st Wellington Scouts, said: "The car wash went really well, everyone was very generous.

"This is the third event like this we have done. The scouts didn't stop - unless it was for cake.

"It was lovely of Rumwell to invite us along to help.

"We washed around 75 cars raising just over £450.

"It's nice for the scouts to take part in events for other charities, they all really enjoyed it.

“The money raised will be going towards improving the scouts camping and activities equipment, benefiting all age groups across Scouts, Cubs and Beavers.”

Anne Mitchell, Joint Owner of the farm shop, said: “We’re delighted lots of people took advantage and supported the car wash, which was held for two great local causes.

"The £450.48 was divided equally between the two charities and they both received £225.24 each.”

Sharon Pavey, community fundraiser for Taunton Deane for St. Margaret’s Hospice, said: “We would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to Rumwell Farm Shop and the 1st Wellington Scout Group for organising this fundraiser for us. It is greatly appreciated. Many of our volunteers popped along with their vehicles and were delighted with the results – the scouts worked really hard.”