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AM helps BEN raise £12,000 at the London Marathon

AM's Julie Howard was one of team of five industry professionals who helped raise more than £12,000 for automotive charity BEN by running in the latest London Marathon.

The runners were interviewed by Featurebank, which donated the productions of a video to showcase the experience and encourage others take the challenge next year. Its managing director Neil Kennett also ran the marathon supporting BEN.

Kelly Neal, BEN events and exhibitions manager, said: “The marathon is a unique event and requires a huge personal commitment, so to have people who are willing to run for BEN, and take on the task of raising funds for BEN, is phenomenal and we are truly grateful.

“Neil’s idea of producing a video was superb and has provided a tool to promote our challenge events. Now individuals who are considering taking on a challenge can hear from those who have completed one, showing how significant a personal achievement it can be.”

Howard, (pictured with her marathon runners' medal) an AM account director, said before the marathon: "I've been working for the automotive industry for some 12 years and BEN has always been a charity that has stood out for helping people that just don't get help anywhere else."

Joining her and Kennett were Andy Hamilton, from Euro Car Parts, James Dickens, Halford Autocentres and Mike Fenlon, from WKB Toyota and Nissan Group.

You can still donate to Howard's marathon fundraising here.

To see the BEN runners ahead of the race watch the video:


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