Swarfega announces ‘Hands on Heroes’ competition

Mechanics nominated for ‘outstanding contributions’ could win prize package

Swarfega announces ‘Hands on Heroes’ competition
The 'Hands on Heroes' competition will reward a nominated outstanding mechanic.

Renowned ‘green hand gel’ brand Swarfega has announced a competition to celebrate its 70th birthday.

“70 is a big number for 2017, as it marks numerous 70th birthdays and anniversaries,” Swarfega stated in a press release.

“This year, there are many famous people celebrating their 70th birthday including Elton John, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Camilla Parker-Bowles and Hilary Clinton to name but a few, and, in November the Queen and Prince Philip will reach their 70th wedding anniversary.

“Seventy years ago, in 1947, there was more than one sighting of strange green things with little green men spotted in Roswell, New Mexico, sparking decades of conspiracy theories.

“In a quiet corner of Derbyshire, Swarfega, the original green gel synonymous with getting grease off mechanic’s hands was first produced and since its launch, it has gone on to become one of the most recognised products in the sector.

“Mention Swarfega to many people in and outside the trade and they’ll probably say they remember a pot of it could be found at the back of their parents or grandparents garage or shed.”

To celebrate this milestone, Swarfega are rewarding their loyal customers with a competition to recognise the sterling job mechanics do with their hands – often going unnoticed and underappreciated – keeping cars, vans and lorries on the road and people and products on the move.

The Hands-on Heroes competition is searching for people in the motor mechanic industry that have made an outstanding contribution either at work, for charity or in their community.


The winner of this competition will receive £200 in Amazon vouchers, a suite of Swarfega products and will be able to donate £500 to a charity of their choice.

To really get people motivated to nominate someone they think is a Hands-on Hero, the person that nominates the winner will also receive a £100 Amazon voucher.

The two runners up will also receive a suite of Swarfega products.

To enter the ‘Hands-on Heroes’ competition, access the entry form on the Swarfega website, and submit the details requested, which include a description of why you think the person you’re nominating should win, the charity you’d choose and contact details so that Swarfega can get in touch.

Any photos or video clips to support the entry would also be great, Swarfega says.

The closing date for entries is 13th April 2017.

For further information about Swarfega, follow the ‘more details’ link below.

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