The Blenheim community stepped up and showed they care by getting the Shontae Allstars marching girls back on their fundraising track, the team's coach says.
The Shontae Allstars marching girls last week made a plea to the Blenheim community to help them find a new venue to hold their weekend car washes.
Now two businesses have come forward offering their sites for the girls to use. The first is Henderson's Ltd in Grove Rd and the second is Z service station also in Grove Rd.
Coach Julia Allen said she was really excited and grateful for the response from the community.
The team asked for one site and had been offered two, "the two sites mean that the other four of our marching teams can now also raise funds," she said.
The girls were not wasting any time and were to have their first car wash on Sunday, Father's Day, from 10am till 4pm outside Henderson's.
"We are excited to start fundraising again and making up for the time we have lost," Ms Allen said.
Emily Watson from Henderson's said the company was "just double-checking" with its insurance company, but "I can't see why a bit of soapy water would be an issue."
She said it was great to help out someone in the community.
The team had always held car washes as its main means of fundraising. The girls needed to raise the money to get to the national championships in Wellington in March as well as to buy new costumes, because of the girls' growth.
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