TWO enterprising 13-year-olds have started a car-washing business in a vandal-plagued area.
Frazer Hall and Daniel Chambers, both of Lockwood, began the scheme in summer.
They have built up a base of regular customers and now plan to expand into dog-walking and gardening.
Frazer, of Swan Lane, has dyspraxia, a muscle and nerve disorder, and dyslexia and is educated at home.
Daniel, of Victoria Street, goes to Moor End High School, Crosland Moor.
Frazer's proud mum, Amanda, said the boys started the scheme to earn a little spending money.
They have been so successful, a base of regulars has built up.
"A lot of people have asked them to come back," said Mrs Hall.
The pair charge £1 per car.
"Sometimes they can come home on a Saturday afternoon after two hours and have £7 each.
"They just spend it on the things they want," added Mrs Hall.
She says the boys set an example, other than that of the nuisance teenager.
"We had a lot of trouble with young boys hanging round the streets and with vandalism and stuff," she said. "People round here were fed up."