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FN50 companies raise cash for BEN

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Some of the industry’s top companies have helped raise over £2,000 for the automotive charity BEN through a special sale at Aston Barclay’s Leeds auction centre.

The sale featured more than 270 cars from many FN50 top 10 companies including Alphabet, Leasedrive, Lex Autolease and LeasePlan in addition to entries from Helphire, TCH Leasing and Zenith.

Support for BEN was out in force with Alphabet moving additional volume into the sale with the promise that £5 for every vehicle sold would be donated by Aston Barclay.

The fundraising efforts also included donations from Aston Barclay’s buyer community and their contractors and representatives from BEN were on hand to drum up support and spread the word about the work the charity carries out for people within the industry who have fallen on hard times.

The total amount of £2,000 raised will be added to the fundraising of the Le Mans 24 hour karting race team which is comprised of a four-man team from the Fleet Industry including representatives of both Alphabet and Leaseplan.

Aston Barclay general manager Lisa Grimsley said: "The show of support from these massive players in our industry just goes to show how important the work carried out by BEN is.

"To get seven of the top companies together, in the same auction hall, on the same day, is phenomenal and whilst the money raised for BEN is the real success story, the sale also marked a record for Aston Barclay Leeds with the most number of vendors in a single fleet sale since we opened in May 2012.

"I just want to say thank you on behalf of those people who stand to benefit from the support of our sellers and buyers who attended."


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