MP and students clean up for charity

WASHING Mark Hoban
WASHING Mark Hoban

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STUDENTS joined an MP to take part in a charity bus wash.

Lucketts Travel, at its depot in Broadcut, Fareham, hosted the washathon in aid of one of the Mayor of Fareham’s charities, Toe in the Water.

Mark Hoban, the MP for Fareham, and youngsters from Barton Peveril College in Eastleigh raised more than £1,000 by giving the travel firm’s coaches a good scrubbing and polishing.

Company director Ian Luckett was on hand to make sure each bus was left gleaming.

He said: ‘The Lucketts team has really enjoyed being part of such a fun and productive fundraising event.

‘Usually the students of Barton Peveril College are travelling in school buses not washing them. Everyone has done a fantastic job.’

Fareham’s Mayor, Councillor Brian Bayford, chose to support Toe in the Water as one of his charities.

It is a tri-service initiative that aims to help injured servicemen and women through the use of competitive sailing as a direct extension of rehabilitation work carried out at Headley Court.

Tory Mr Hoban said: ‘Today has all been about having fun and raising money for an exceptionally worthwhile charity.

‘It shows that with a bit of elbow grease, gleaming results can be achieved for Toe in the Water.’