Q: Who can host a Big Street Car Wash?
A: Anyone! Whether you live on a long street, tiny road, cul de sac or in a flat - on your own or together as a family – absolutely anyone and everyone can get involved.
Q: I don’t have any neighbours nearby – can I still take part?
A: Of course! You can always just wash your own car or ask if your nearby friends or family would drive to you to take part. Your Big Street Car Wash doesn’t need to take place at home either. You could always host it from your place of work, worship, or education. The possibilities are endless!
Q: What equipment do I need to take part?
A: We recommend the following:
- Water: The stuff straight from the hose will do
- Soap: Automotive soap is best. Avoid general washing detergents
- Buckets: Two or three separate buckets will make the cleaning process easier
- Sponge: Something to apply soap and getting a lather going
- Shammy or towel: To dry the car off that won't leave streaks
- Scrubbing brush: For the tougher dirt and debris on the wheels
(For a handy guide visit: https://www.wikihow.com/Wash-a-Car-by-Hand)
Q: What if it rains on the day I’ve chosen?
A: Completely your choice! You could reschedule or you can whack on a waterproof and carry on in the rain – it may even help when it comes to rinsing!
Q: Is there a set cost?
A: No, people can donate any amount. Although to help make things easier, we have set up a Big Street Car Wash text to donate service and code for a £5 donation.
Q: How do I donate £5 via text?
A: Simply text CARWASH to 70580 to donate £5
Texts cost £5 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to give £5 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text CARWASHNOINFO to 70580.
Q: How do I pay in the money?
A: Now you’ve done the hard work (thank you!) sending your donation to us is easy!
You can either:
- Pay online via www.justgiving.com/campaign/bigstreetcarwash
- Send a cheque made payable to Kidney Care UK direct to us at:
Kidney Care UK, 3 The Windmills, Turk Street, Alton, GU34 1EF
- Transfer your donation direct to our account (Kidney Care UK a/c 2437 1060, s/c 30-93-20). Please include your name or ‘Car Wash’ as the reference.
Any more questions? Get in touch by calling 01420 541424 or emailing [email protected]
DISCLAIMER: Please note, Kidney Care UK does not accept any responsibility or liability for damage to vehicles during the Big Street Car Wash.