Parts Aid Revs Up for Help for Heroes and BEN(Source: http://www.thepartsalliance.com/)
The Parts Alliance, revved up at Mechanex, Stoneleigh, to support and celebrate the group’s fund raising initiative, Parts Aid 2011.
On Tuesday 20th September, a procession of Parts Alliance members vans from Aberdeen to St Austell in Cornwall, led the cheque presentation for over £25,000 at Mechanex. The money raised was donated to Help for Heroes and leading automotive charity, BEN.
Many of the members embarked upon their own fund raising initiatives including ‘War Hero Wednesday’ by Central Auto Supplies and even a 56 mile cycle route from Aylesbury to Stoneleigh by Allparts Automotive, whilst other members used their hobbies and interests to raise additional money for the charities.
The Parts Alliance’s central facility, in Solihull, led the fundraising with its own Parts Aid Day with raffles and auctions of technology items donated by key suppliers.
Ken Cook, Help for Heroes, said “I would like to say a big thank you to all those who raised money for Parts Aid. Receiving donations like this is hugely important to Help for Heroes, as it means the service men and women can continue to receive our support – every penny of the money donated goes to those who need it most.”
Jim Wright, National Development Manager, BEN, said “We are extremely proud to receive this cheque from all the UK members of The Parts Alliance and we would like to thank everyone for their generous donations, enthusiasm and contributions. Creating awareness of BEN within the automotive industry is central to our work, and being invited to Parts Aid not only draws attention to the funds that have been raised, but also broadcasts BEN’s name to the industry.”
“This is the first year that our members have come together to raise money for charity,” added Steve Fulford, Chairman, The Parts Alliance. “We pride ourselves on our local service, national strength and support charities across the UK. Our national fundraising activities will mean many worthwhile projects, families and people will benefit.”