FILEY Lions will be able to transport local folk in more style and comfort, having bought a new mini-bus and secured the services of a local car wash company.
Club president Peter Hawkins said their old mini-bus was getting a bit long on the clock and they felt it was time to replace it using funds they had put aside.
The 12-seater vehicle is used on a regular basis to take school children on trips, run groups of elderly and less mobile people to shows, events and hospital appointments and generally serve the community.
However, transport manager Neil Cash was not expecting a free car wash service into the bargain when he approached Muston Car Wash, on the A165, for a quote.
Mr Hawkins said: “It’s quite a lot for one man to clean every week, so he took it into the garage and asked for a price, but the company manager Albert Simpson said ‘Just fetch it in every Monday morning and I’ll do it free because it’s the Lions and they do a marvellous job round the town’. We really appreciate that!”
Mr Simpson manages the car-wash business on the former garage forecourt with the help of his son and daughter. He also runs Muston Windows, while his wife runs the Daisy Dot flower shop on the same site.