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Council boss cleans cars for charity

PUBLISHED: 16:44 03 October 2008 | UPDATED: 14:45 07 July 2010

Kathryn Cross

They're more at home considering a cabinet agenda than cleaning cars, but Breckland Council leader William Nunn and chief executive Trevor Holden rolled up their sleeves to raise funds for East Anglia's Children's Hospices.

They're more at home considering a cabinet agenda than cleaning cars, but Breckland Council leader William Nunn and chief executive Trevor Holden rolled up their sleeves to raise funds for East Anglia's Children's Hospices.

At an auction of promises, held earlier in the year, Mr Nunn had offered half a day of his time if staff could raise sufficient funds to buy it.

It proved to be one of the more popular promises, raising more than £120 for the charity, and Mr Nunn was challenged to clean staff cars. Staff insisted that they had not been putting off the weekly carwash in anticipation of the event but as the list of cars to be washed lengthened Mr Holden stepped in to offer his support.

Mr Nunn said: “You wouldn't normally catch me doing someone else's dirty washing. But I'm happy to make an exception today to help raise funds for East Anglia's Children's Hospices, a charity that offers support to children and their families at a difficult time.”

The pair managed to wash 19 cars and raised an additional £30 in tips.

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