A car wash owner has organised a charity event as a tribute to his mum’s battle with a rare tumour.
Hydro Hand Car Wash will hold the wash and fun day to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
Aled Pegg, owner of the car wash on Butterley Hill, Ripley, said it was his mum who inspired him to organise the fundraiser.
The 28-year-old said: “One in three people suffer from this awful disease. Unfortunately my family, like many others, have been directly affected by cancer.
“My grandmother died from it, and watching my mum suffer with her tumour makes this event extremely personal to me.”
“If there is anything I can do to try and help beat the battle against cancer then I will. Our target is to raise £1,000 but every little helps. Even if you don’t need your car cleaning we are also providing entertainment and refreshments to make it a family day out,” he added.
The event will take place from 8am to 6pm on Saturday, June 14, and will include a barbecue, cake sale, games and a bouncy castle.
The father-of-one has recruited employees, friends and family to wash cars wearing pink tee-shirts and wellington boots to promote the charity. Local radio station Amber Sound will be attending the all-day event to broadcast the fun.
Mr Pegg’s mother, Helen, is also getting involved by baking for the cake sale and she will be volunteering on the day.
Mrs Pegg was diagnosed with aggressive angiomyxoma in 2005. Angiomyxomas is a rare type of tissue tumour that can be treated with a cocktail of drugs, radiotherapy, and surgery. She is currently undergoing hormone treatment in a bid to shrink the tumour in her pelvis.
The 62-year-old said: “I am extremely proud of Aled and touched that his idea has stemmed from my illness. It is proof that you can turn a negative into a positive.”
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