The car wish!

PUBLISHED: 14:40 25 May 2006 | UPDATED: 10:14 06 May 2010

From left: Jo Jo Lai, Hayley Lai, Lsura Lyden and Bianca Lake

From left: Jo Jo Lai, Hayley Lai, Lsura Lyden and Bianca Lake

A BEVY of beauties had drivers in a lather last weekend by taking part in a bikini car wash to raise money for charity. Bianca Lake, 23, and three friends got out their sponges and cleaned cars at the STS garage on Bedford Road, Hitchin, to collect money

A BEVY of beauties had drivers in a lather last weekend by taking part in a bikini car wash to raise money for charity.

Bianca Lake, 23, and three friends got out their sponges and cleaned cars at the STS garage on Bedford Road, Hitchin, to collect money for the Make-a-Wish Foundation, a charity which grants wishes to three to 17-year-olds living with life-threatening diseases.

The rain failed to dampen their spirits and the girls raised £70 on the day. They are still waiting on other donations including one from the Hitchin outdoor swimming pool.

Ms Lake said: "It was great fun. There were plenty of drivers who donated money, the odd one gave us £20, but it died down slightly when it started to rain.

"Plenty of people were giving us donations and we're happy with the amount raised as it goes to a good cause."

Ms Lake, from Letchworth GC, is a finalist in the Miss Hertfordshire 2006 competition and although it is not vital for competitors to raise money for charity many of them have done so.

In addition to the car wash Ms Lake has also held two boot sales and will be collecting more money before the final.

Forty finalists, 10 of whom are from Comet country, will be competing in the final on Sunday at the Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage, where doors open at 7pm.

The current Miss England Hammassa Kohistani will also be in attendance.

The winner of the county title will go on to represent Herts in Miss England in July.


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