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Charity Ben says thank you for the thousands of pounds raised at this year’s Car Dealer Used Car Awards

  • Fundraising raffle for Ben was held at glittering ceremony
  • A host of amazing prizes was donated by supporters
  • Event raised £4,210 to help charity with its vital work

Time 8:37 am, December 16, 2021

Automotive industry charity Ben has said how grateful it is for the thousands of pounds raised at this year’s Car Dealer Used Car Awards to help with its vital work.

Ben has suffered a shortfall in donations as a result of the pandemic hitting its fundraising events – but demand for its services has rocketed because of the pandemic.

We held a raffle at the glittering awards ceremony, which took place at The Brewery in London on November 29, with the hundreds of attendees encouraged to donate as much as possible for amazing prizes.

They comprised:

  • £250 of John Lewis vouchers, thanks to CarGurus
  • £200 of Amazon vouchers, courtesy of Codeweavers
  • A Nintendo Switch, thanks to CarGurus
  • A free overnight trip for two on a Road Trip Club VIP day
  • A Series 3 Apple Watch, courtesy of CarGurus
  • Two passes to the NEC Classic Car Show, thanks to awards host Mike Brewer
  • A space on the RAC Dealer Network Golf Day at The Belfry
  • Two tickets to the Silverstone Classic, courtesy of Mike Brewer

And the generous folk at our bash stuffed a staggering total of £4,210 into the envelopes we provided, which we promptly handed over to the not-for-profit organisation.

Now the charity, which provides support for life to anyone who works or who has worked in the automotive industry,  has written to us to say thank you to everyone who put their hands in their pockets at the ceremony.

It told how an increasing number of people in the automotive industry were struggling with a range of problems.


However, the cash raised at the Used Car Awards means it can carry on reaching those who need its help. Below is the letter that we received:

UCA 2021 Ben raffle Blackball Media Thank You letter

Here at Blackball Media, we’d also like to add our thanks to everyone for raising such a magnificent sum. We know what a difference it will make to so many lives.

Click here to find out more about the Car Dealer Used Car Awards 2021

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John has been with Car Dealer since 2013 after spending 25 years in the newspaper industry as a reporter then a sub-editor/assistant chief sub-editor on regional and national titles. John is chief sub-editor in the editorial department, working on Car Dealer, as well as handling social media.

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