Inchcape’s £26k for BEN

Time 8:11 am, July 17, 2012

DEALER group Inchcape has raised more than £26k for BEN after completing the UK Three Peaks in 24 hours Challenge.

Inchcape had 10 teams, representing each of their brands, a team of retail support staff and a team comprised of volunteers who climbed the three peaks in the Glen Nevis Valley.

Their efforts saw them raise £26,523 for BEN but the firm is still aiming for their £30k target.

Inchcape’s head of internal communications, Kerry Howard, said: ‘This was the first time we have run a challenge of this size, with teams being selected to represent each of our brands.

‘We were fortunate with the number of volunteers that we had and each team was up for the challenge of completing the UK 3 Peaks in 24 hours and up for raising vital funds for BEN.

‘In total, we had 106 volunteers from across the business that took part, either as part of the climbing teams or as logistics/drivers, who were used to ferry the teams between peaks. We were blown around, rained on and hailed on, but everyone took this in their stride as they climbed Ben Nevis and Snowdon.

‘Feedback since the event has been overwhelming and we are now working hard to get all of the sponsorship monies in that will go to BEN the automotive industry charity to people from the industry in times of need.’

Kelly Neal, events manager, said: ‘Completing a challenge such as the UK Three Peaks Challenge is an amazing feat and to get 100 members of staff to take part is even more so. The funds raised by Inchcape are greatly appreciated and vital to allowing BEN to continue giving much needed help to people in times of need.’

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James – or Batch as he’s known – started at Car Dealer in 2010, first as the work experience boy, eventually becoming editor in 2013. He worked for Auto Express as editor-at-large and was the face of Carbuyer’s YouTube reviews. In 2020, he went freelance and now writes for a number of national titles and contributes regularly to Car Dealer. In October 2021 he became Car Dealer's associate editor.

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