Trico, a global leading provider of windscreen wiper blades and systems, was thrilled by the turn out as cars turned up in their droves at the Trico Stadium, home to Redditch United.
The event, which took place on Saturday, November 4, was aimed at helping raise funds for a local community project, in which both Trico and the football club have been heavily involved in to keep young people off the streets and to bring the town closer together.
Local youngsters from a community club based in Matchborough were on hand to greet locals at the stadium and wash their cars in exchange for a small donation. Members of Trico offered a free wiper blade check and replacement to each car that was washed and remained available throughout the day to offer advice and assistance.
Redditch United General Manager, David Tittershill, said: “It was excellent to see the individuals from our projects here at The Trico Stadium to raise funds. It was also great to have the club’s community partners – West Mercia Police and Sports Project: Herefordshire and Worcestershire – to help make the day a success. Redditch United is a club that wants to be at the heart of the community, and there is a great sense of achievement around the place after the event at the weekend.”
Over half of the vehicles that were washed throughout the morning, Trico identified as illegal as they needed their wipersto be replaced. Members of the company also stayed throughout the day to offer further checks and replacements to those attending the home match against Merthyr Town in the afternoon.
Brand and Product Manager for Trico, Sam Robinson said: “The car wash event proved to be very successful, as locals from the area, club and police force turned up to get a car wash and contribute to the community. The fund raising made some good money, which will go back into sustaining this project and many others. We managed to replace a lot of wiper blades and this means that the cars are now safe for the road especially at this time of year.
We estimate that the general effective lifespan of a wiper blade is approximately six to twelve months and to ensure maximum rain clearing effectiveness and visibility, they should be changed at these intervals.
“The police were absolutely fantastic and it was great to see them get involved with helping out too by getting their cars washed and donating to a good cause.”
Those who decided to stay at the stadium were then treated to an exciting match between Redditch United and Merthyr Town, which saw the game finish 1-1.
Trico has been celebrating a century in wiper blade technology and in April, the company unveiled Redditch United’s state-of-the-art Trico Stadium bringing both the company and the club closer together as they continue their community project scheme.