Halfords Autocentres select BEN as charity partner

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 14:43
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HELP: Halfords and BEN in long-term partnership

Automotive industry charity BEN will become a long-term partner of Halfords Autocentres, it has been announced.

The move will see more than 1,800 of Halfords’ employees help raise vital funds, enabling the charity to continue its work in the automotive community.

Halfords Autocentres will work closely with BEN’s regional support network to devise enjoyable fundraising concepts that encourage its workforce to get fully behind the partnership.

A dedicated fundraising website has already been created, making it easier for Halfords employees to promote activities and make the most of any hard-earned funds.

They have also introduced a voluntary salary sacrifice scheme.

Peter Cottie, Head of Business Development at BEN, said: “Being chosen as Halfords Autocentres’ charity partner is absolutely tremendous news for BEN.

“The positive reception we received from managers to the news bodes well for a very productive and enjoyable relationship.

“Partnering with such a strong and respected brand is very exciting and we are looking forward to raising awareness of how BEN can help colleagues in time of need as well as promoting the many different ways in which people can fundraise for BEN on an individual or team basis.”

Each year BEN helps thousands of men, women and children who either work or have worked in the automotive industry, or are dependents of those who have.

They provide different types of support tailored towards the circumstances of those affected.

Information, advice and emotional support will always be provided by BEN, but the charity can also extend their hand to financial help.

Bill Duffy, Chief Executive of Halfords Autocentres, said: “As a company employing thousands of people and serving customers across the UK, it’s very important that we give something back to local communities and do what we can to help those in need.

“We spent a lot of time looking at different charities and in BEN I believe we have found one that has a good fit with our business and also makes sense to the managers and technicians across the UK who will be bringing this partnership to life.”

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