‘Here to help’: Flood victims offered BEN support

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 14:00
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SUPPORT: BEN lend helping hand

Automotive charity BEN are extending their support for industry colleagues affected by the severe weather that has devastated the UK.

With stormy conditions set to continue, BEN claim they recognise many within the automotive sector are being challenged by the experience.

Nigel Rothband, Chief Operating Officer at BEN, said: “The prolonged damage caused by these events will be placing severe physical and emotional stress on those affected, and we are desperate to ensure that anyone connected to our automotive industry community knows that we are on hand to offer our care and support.

“We cannot solve the long-term problem; sadly we cannot throw millions at it to make it go away, but we can what we can do is to provide short term immediate support including financial assistance, where needed.

“Obviously, some people will have been unable to work and will have incurred additional costs in trying to protect themselves and their properties – where these factors have caused short term financial hardship we may be able to assist depending on the circumstances of the individual.

“Many will be covered by insurance, which should always be the first port of call, but for those who are vulnerable and do not have cover, or remain unsupported by other agencies we can, and will, respond to immediate need.

“Whether those affected just needing someone to off load too, advice on temporary accommodation or financial assistance – we are here to help.

“I would urge any automotive person who is distressed or suffering to get in touch.”

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