Staff at Kidwelly’s Dan Y Graig care home cleaned up for charity this month – by raising £535 at their very own car wash.

The hard-working team raised £535 on Friday 6th September by washing motors, selling homemade cakes and hosting a BBQ. There were also stocks, where willing staff were pelted with wet sponges to add cash to the coffers.

The Kidwelly community joined in the fun at the care home, situated on Four Roads, alongside family and friends of the people supported by Dan Y Graig. Nearby homes Glangarnant and Sudbury House also attended, as well as Kidwelly Mayor, Cllr. Crisial Davies.

Home manager Fiona Bush said she was delighted by the turn out as her team had worked so hard to bring the event together.

Fiona said: “The staff here came up with this fab idea and worked tirelessly to make it a roaring success.

“As well as organising everything, they created the posters to advertise our car wash and baked cakes with the people we support. It felt like everybody had a part to play and the people we support really enjoyed being part of it.

“We’re delighted to be able to give Happy Days a cheque for £535.”

Happy Days is a charity that organises and funds special days out for children in the UK living with mental, physical and emotional difficulties. They provide trips to the seaside, museums, the theatre, zoos and sporting events, as well as lots of other fun days out.

Fiona said: “For many families, the work that Happy Days do is a real gift. It’s a chance for children with complex needs to get out, enjoy a new experience, socialise with others and build up their confidence.

“Our experience of caring for the people we support means we understand how valuable and vital these days are for families who have children with complex needs.”