Despite the wind and rain, Crystal Palace Football Club’s cheerleading troupe went ahead with their charity car wash last weekend.
The Crystal Girls were all prepared with their cleaning equipment thanks to a kind donation from Halfords’ Croydon store – and they also made cakes to sell on the day to top up the charity kitty.
The event was a huge success in raising more than £500 for two charities – Beauty With A Purpose (which supports disadvantaged children worldwide) and The Dame Vera Lynn Trust (a Surrey-based charity for children with cerebral palsy).
Cheerleader Kim Fletcher said: “We have been overwhelmed with the support with both online donations and event attendance. The car wash was so much fun and we would love to do another one in the summer when it’s a bit warmer!”
You can still donate to the Crystals’ chosen charities by visiting uk.virginmoneygiving.com/KIMFLETCHER