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

Local statistics sourced by the Road Victims Trust (RVT) charity, based inKempston, have revealed a rise in road traffic collisions compared to 2006figures - with an alarming 15 fatalities during 2007 to date. Latest figureshighlight that each year over 3400 die on roads in England in total and aperson is seriously injured every 20 minutes. In Bedfordshire and Luton over30 people are killed and 250 seriously injured every year.

At the same time, Autosheen is celebrating the recent launch of itsexpansion into the local area of Bedfordshire - covering Luton and Bedford.This regional expansion comes as welcome news to local businesses and inparticular Fleet Drivers, Operation Managers and business co-coordinatorsthat are charged with the responsibility of business travel for theirparticular organisations. The Autosheen business service encompasses thefollowing:

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

Andy Truswell, Autosheen Bedfordshire Manager commented:

'We are delighted to announce that Autosheen managed to raise hundreds ofpounds for the Road Victims Trust with this dedicated charity valetingexercise. Every penny raised is critical. Our dedicated team of expertvaleters braved the bad weather to clean up the streets of Bedfordshire, byensuing vehicles were valeted to the highest standard and by also raisingimportant funds to support those affected by road traffic collisions in thelocal Bedfordshire area.'

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

Garside continued: 'Our role is to support people back to living a life thatstill has meaning although it will never be the same as before the death orlife-changing injury. Without the support of companies like Autosheen wewould not be able to continue. Thank you to everyone at Autosheen who wereinvolved.'


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