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Manheim's charity auction boosts Hendy Foundation funds

  Pictured from left to right: Toni Rellis (Manheim Account Manager), Simon Palmer (Hendy Used Car Sales Director), Kevin Blincowe (Manheim Senior Group Auctioneer), Matthew Hewer (Manheim Group Auctioneer), Mark Sanger (Hendy Group Used Car Manager), and Mark Wilkinson (Manheim Reginal Buyer Services Manager)

A Manheim charity auction has raised £850 for Hendy Group's Hendy Foundation, following a pledge to donate £5 for every car sold.

Based at Manheim Bristol, the auction featured more than 250 Hendy vehicles and sold a record 172 vehicles on a single day, and Manheim donated £5 for every car sold - resulting in an £850 donation to the fund.

The Hendy Foundation, launched this year, is set to provide grants from £500 to £5,000 and is dedicated to making a difference to people’s lives in the areas in which the group operates.

Hendy Group’s commercial director and Trustee of The Hendy Foundation, Mark Busby, said: “We were absolutely delighted when Manheim offered to hold a charity auction in aid of our newly formed charity.

“As always, the team delivered a fantastic event and a great result despite a fairly tough market.”

“The Hendy Foundation forms part of our commitment to the local community, something both our businesses feel very passionate about.

"The charity will make grants of between £500 and £5,000 that will really make a difference to the lives of people in the areas in which we operate.”

Manheim’s managing director, Peter Bell, said: “Our highly successful 18 year partnership with Hendy Group is built on shared values, and an understanding of each other’s’ goals.”

“Doing the right thing, and leading by example are some of our guiding principles at Manheim, so we’re delighted to offer our support to this charity. 

"I’d like to add a big thank you to our team members and customers, who are always so generous in supporting our community initiatives.”

 

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