DRIVERS in Somerset are being invited to get their car washed while doing their bit for good causes at an event next month.

Rumwell Farm Shop and the Wellington Explorer Scout Group have teamed up to raise money for the charity and the scout group on Saturday, May 12, from 10am until 4pm.

The event will raise money for the Explorers, as well as Headway Somerset, one of Rumwell's chosen charities for 2018.

Anne Mitchell, joint owner of the farm shop, on the A38 between Taunton and Wellington, said: “As our car washes were a great success last year raising £675 for local causes we decided to host another two this year.

“Headway Somerset is one of our charities of the year and we’re delighted that the Explorer Scouts have also come on board this year for the fundraiser. We hope lots of people take advantage of the car wash.”

Headway Somerset provides social and cognitive rehabilitation for adults with brain injury and support and respite for their families through its four Brain Injury Centres based in Bridgwater, Henton, Yeovil and Taunton.

Explorers are young adults between 14 and 18-years-old. They meet together once a week in an Explorer Scout Unit.

Explorers can gain a wide range of badges and awards, particularly activity badges. These can range from canoeing and mountain biking to sports and public relations.

Simon Cook, leader of the Wellington Explorer Scout Group, said: “We’re delighted to be able to raise money for a local charity and also for our own activities. Thanks goes to Rumwell Farm Shop for asking us if we would like to be involved.

“We hope lots of people in the area get behind the fundraiser and pop along with their dirty vehicles. The Explorer scouts will be raring to go.”

The car wash will be held in the Rumwell Farm Shop car park and will cost £4 per vehicle, with £2 going to the Explorer Scouts and £2 to Headway Somerset.