STAFF at a DIY shop in Stourport washed cars for cash in support of Wyre Forest's homeless last weekend.

Thompson & Parkes on Minster Road volunteered their time to support our appeal with Wyre Forest homeless charity HELP in celebration of The Shuttle's 150th anniversary.

Volunteers washed visitor's cars from midday until 4pm on Saturday (March 14) and raised just under £100 for our Shuttle Run appeal.

So far, the appeal has raised over £3,600 of its £10,000 target, which will allow HELP to buy a van to collect and deliver donations to people in need across the district.

Car washers on the day included manager Nikki Shipton, supervisor Harry Dowling-Bingel, Dominic Sheppard, Harry Bright and Josh Haymes.

Dave Griffin, who runs the charity HELP, also lent a hand with his six-year-old daughter Scarlet.

Thompson & Parkes manager Nikki Shipton said: "We had a laugh and we made some money.

"The customers were happy with the wash. It was a really fun day all in all.

"We are keeping the bucket a bit longer to continue collecting in store.

Dave Griffin said: "Scarlet wanted to come along. She put her wellies on and off we went.

"She was trying her very best."

Donations can be made via the link on our website.

Cheques can be sent to Kidderminster Shuttle, Second Floor, Copthall House, 1 New Road, Stourbridge DY8 1PH. Make them payable to HELP and write SHUTTLE RUN on the back.

Bank transfers should go to HELP, Lloyds Bank, account number 38430260, sort code 30-91-91.

The Shuttle will be running stories each week as we get closer to our target, so email and let us know how you’re supporting the appeal!