New initiative creating a brighter future

7 October 2015

Two young men are being given the opportunity to build their future, with Royal Life Saving Society WA starting an initiative to help them gain employment and training.

Peter Rossen, a young man with Down's Syndrome, and Masoud Akbari, who is a refugee from Iran, have been training over the past few months to run a car wash service at our head office in Mount Claremont.  Masoud is a volunteer at Royal Life Saving and is managing the project, while Peter is in charge of making the cars gleam, and today the pair have accepted their first four clients.

RLSSWA General Manager, Operations Ian Brown says "The first clients for this social enterprise car wash service are staff and those attending our training courses at Mt Claremont, but we hope it can expand to include others in the local area.  The aim is that this will become a sustainable employment and training opportunity, while also helping to develop independent living skills for people with a disability."

The services offered include:

  • Full exterior wash $15
  • Interior clean including vacuuming of seats and carpets $15
  • Full interior & exterior wash (all of the above) $25

The car wash service will operate every Wednesday, so if you'd like to show your support while saving yourself some time and giving your car some TLC you can book in by contacting Royal Life Saving