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Vauxhall Retailer Association supports BEN

The Vauxhall Retailer Association has donated £100,000 to BEN, the automotive industry charity, at its own convention in Tenerife.

Gerard Barclay, chief executive of BEN, said: “We are indebted to Peter Swire, Vauxhall franchise board chairman, for his dedication and ongoing commitment to BEN.

“His support in helping promote BEN to his retail network has been exceptional and this is very encouraging.”

Swire said: “Our retailers have developed a close association with the BEN team having involved them over the last three years in our key meetings and conferences.

“This involvement has provided a greater understanding of what our own motor industry charity has to offer and its short to long term needs to raise funds. It has also resulted in several independent retailers supporting BEN directly through performance related giving and payroll contribution.”

Barclay invited dealer councils or franchise boards to meet with him early next year to discuss potential initiatives. Interested parties can get in contact with Barclay on 01344 620191.

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