Car wash raises money for Farrah
- Credit: Nick Butcher
A charity car wash was held to raise money for an 11-year-old girl, who was seriously injured in a road crash.
East Point Academy student Farrah Marshall was involved in a collision with a vehicle on Tom Crisp Way, Lowestoft in December last year.
She was airlifted to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, where she stayed before returning home on February 8.
The crash left her with a broken shoulder, collarbone, elbow, pelvis, hip, thigh, two breaks in her lower leg, a split spleen, liver and bladder.
Danielle Larkowsky, 33, of Leading Lives said: 'We organised this as it is something everyone can help with and it raises money and awareness at the same time.
'Lots of our children are friends with Farrah and go to the same school, all the children wanted to do something to help, so car washing was the perfect way to do this.'
The car wash event, hosted by Leading Lives, was held on Saturday, February 27, at the Lowestoft Hub Site in Rotterdam Road and aims to raise money for Farrah and her family.
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Farrah's mother, Louise Harris, 43, said: 'I am just so proud to have so many wonderful friends who have gone to these extremes to help Farrah; they all have such kind hearts.
'It is lovely to see the smile on Farrah's face today. I would like to save up the money to grant Farrah a wish, as she has a few things she would like to do.'
Car cleaning equipment, such as power washers, were supplied by Moyse Motors of Lowestoft and 14 volunteers cleaned the vehicles; although Ms Larkowsky sid that many of those having their cars cleaned joined in with cleaning as well.
A very pleased Farrah said: 'It feels good to see everyone here.
'It really is nice of them and it is great to see lots of my friends here too.
'They are doing a really good job of making the cars clean and shiny!'
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