Aiming to clean up for charity

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A GROUP of youngsters are hoping to clean up as they raise money for a charity close to home.

Seven children are preparing to hold a charity car wash to raise money for the Scott Bell Fund on Thursday, August 4.

The idea was thought up by ten-year-old Georgia Hume to raise money and awareness for the fund set up by former Blyth Spartans footballer Scott Bell after he was diagnosed with motor neurone disease.

The car wash is due to take place at the Isabella Centre in Ogle Drive, Blyth, from 9am to 4pm.

Cars are to be washed by the youngsters, with adult supervision, at a cost of £5 – with all money raised going to the fund.

Georgia’s mother Tracy, a cousin of Scott’s cousin, said: “She came up with this idea all by herself, and has done all the posters and advertising for it.

“The Isabella Centre is providing all the water, and we have been out shopping for all the sponges and other items needed.

“Scott has said he will send some of his friends down to get their cars washed.

“Georgia just wants to raise as much money as possible. This is her first fundraising event of what could be many.”

Tracy, of Blyth, added: “When we first heard about Scott, it was total shock for the whole family. It was devastating.”

The News Post Leader revealed in June that Scott, a former striker with Blyth Spartans and Bedlington Terriers, had been diagnosed with motor neurone disease at the age of 32.

He has set up the Scott Bell Fund to raise awareness of the condition and funds into research to find a cure.

For more information visit www.scottbellfund.com