DRIVERS pulling into a village pub got slightly less than they bargained for on Saturday in the form of a rather revealing charity car wash.
The less inhibited members of Rangeworthy FC dared to brave almost all before washing people’s cars in a bid to raise much-needed funds for their team.
With only their essentials covered in flimsy mankinis, the 10 scantily clad players and staff certainly raised some eyebrows as they washed around 50 cars in the Rose and Crown car park on Wotton Road.
“Obviously some of the lads were quite tentative about doing it but we did have some exhibitionists among us,” said Rangeworthy FC chairman David Buckley.
“Once the fear had gone we were fine. I just got used to it and we got on with the car washing.”
Charging £10 a car, the group raised around £500.
“I wasn’t going to do it for less than a tenner a car,” added Mr Buckley.
“We needed to raise some money because we lost one of our biggest fundraisers this year, the Rangeworthy Beer Festival which didn't take place, so we had to fill in. We had a brainstorming session and came up with the idea of a car wash but we thought people do those all the time so I suggested wearing mankinis.
“A lot of the club were really concerned about doing it but I think now they have seen us do it more people will take part so we are definitely going to do it again.”
He said running three teams at the club was an expensive job.
“It costs a lot of money and this was one of those things you have to do to run a football club,” said Mr Buckley. “We had a lot of attention and people waving and then writing on our Facebook page later.
“It was as much about raising money as it was a community thing to keep the name of our club out there.
“We are really pleased with how it went and I would like to thank everyone who took part, without them we couldn’t have done it.”