School car wash club raises cash for Help for Heroes

Jack Jones
Jack Jones

Hey, get your car washed today!

That’s the favourite tune of students up to their elbows in soapy water raising money for Help for Heroes.

They are all members of Burnley High School’s newly-formed car wash club working under the direction of pastoral team member, Miss Julie Mossop.

The idea for the charity fund raiser came from pupil Jack Jones who was inspired by his uncle, a serving member with the British Army.

Now along with a host of helpers, Jack volunteers to clean staff member cars with all the proceeds going to the military charity.

Jack said: “I think it is a really worthwhile thing to do. I hope to follow in my uncle’s footsteps and join the army cadets when I am old enough and hopefully go on to enlist in the Army.”

Miss Mossop added: “They get full marks for enthusiasm. Already they have raised about £50 and we have a few more sessions to go.”