Autosheen cleans up Bedfordshire's Streets with Road Victims Trust

Autosheen, the UK's leading national mobile valeting organisation, joined forces with Bedfordshire Police and the Road Victims Trust on Sunday 24th June - to clean up the Bedfordshire streets - in more ways than one.

Autosheen raised hundreds of pounds for the charity on the day and even stretched their service to ensure the local Fire Engines and Police Patrol Cars were valeted and ready for action! They set up a dedicated charity valeting marquee at the Police Family Fun Day that took place at the Bedfordshire Police HQ playing fields, on Sunday, at the entrance of the Police HQ, along Woburn Road. Despite persistent rain clouds and wind, the Autosheen team set to work by providing a class A premium valeting service at a special discounted rate for all visitors on the day - with the purpose of raising as many funds as possible for the Road Victims Trust - a charity supporting those bereaved, or otherwise affected, by road death, or life-changing injuries, specifically for those living in the wider Bedfordshire area.

Local statistics sourced by the Road Victims Trust (RVT) charity, based in Kempston, have revealed a rise in road traffic collisions compared to 2006 figures - with an alarming 15 fatalities during 2007 to date. Latest figures highlight that each year over 3400 die on roads in England in total and a person is seriously injured every 20 minutes. In Bedfordshire and Luton over 30 people are killed and 250 seriously injured every year.

At the same time, Autosheen is celebrating the recent launch of its expansion into the local area of Bedfordshire - covering Luton and Bedford. This regional expansion comes as welcome news to local businesses and in particular Fleet Drivers, Operation Managers and business co-coordinators that are charged with the responsibility of business travel for their particular organisations. The Autosheen business service encompasses the following:

  • Full fleet management valeting solution
  • Can help generate a secondary income and create a revenue stream by providing valeting on your behalf - to your client base
  • Cost control and quality management systems (ISO 9000 / 2001 &14001 accredited)

Andy Truswell, Autosheen Bedfordshire Manager commented:

'We are delighted to announce that Autosheen managed to raise hundreds of pounds for the Road Victims Trust with this dedicated charity valeting exercise. Every penny raised is critical. Our dedicated team of expert valeters braved the bad weather to clean up the streets of Bedfordshire, by ensuing vehicles were valeted to the highest standard and by also raising important funds to support those affected by road traffic collisions in the local Bedfordshire area.'

'Maggie Garside, Co-ordinator for the Road Victims Trust stated: 'We really appreciated the support of Autosheen at the Police Family fun day. The money donated by their charity valet will ensure we can continue offering support to people living in Bedfordshire and Luton who have had their lives changed forever by a serious road collision. We can not change what has happened but we can bear to hear and witness the awful pain that families suffer following such a tragedy.

Garside continued: 'Our role is to support people back to living a life that still has meaning although it will never be the same as before the death or life-changing injury. Without the support of companies like Autosheen we would not be able to continue. Thank you to everyone at Autosheen who were involved.'