Charity car wash makes a splash

Charity Car wash at Stoneacre Ford.'Heather Othick,centre,with the  youngsters of the Ellie's Fund Youth Committee who were washing cars at Stoneacre Ford on Saturday..'Picture by Neil Silk  113162'06/08/11

Charity Car wash at Stoneacre Ford.'Heather Othick,centre,with the youngsters of the Ellie's Fund Youth Committee who were washing cars at Stoneacre Ford on Saturday..'Picture by Neil Silk 113162'06/08/11

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A KIND-HEARTED team of car washers were out in force to support Ellie’s Fund.

The Scarborough-based charity was founded in memory of teenager Ellie Othick-Bowmaker who died aged 14 after battling two brain tumours.

Friends and family spent the day washing customers’ cars at Stoneacre Ford in Seamer Road.

The event raised £670 towards the fund, which will go towards research into brain tumours and support for children currently undergoing cancer treatment.

Ellie’s mum Heather said: “Everyone did really well and worked hard in spite of the rain.

“The cars kept coming in and we were delighted with the amount raised.

“I would like to thank everyone for their support.”

During the day there were also refreshments on sale and a tombola.

Ellie’s Fund currently stands at around £45,000 and money has already been put towards helping eight children from around Yorkshire, including children from Harrogate, Sheffield and Doncaster.