Ben has revealed it has been awarded a share of $1,000,000 by LKQ Corporation, the global parent company of LKQ UK & Ireland.
Ben is one of 10 organisations around the world to receive funding as part of the third annual ‘LKQ Cares Holiday Vote’ programme. Each charity will initially be given a $50,000 donation, and now the remaining $500,000 is being put to a public vote.
Voting is open here until December, 8, 2023. LKQ UK & Ireland, which includes LKQ Euro Car Parts, LKQ Bodyshop, Arleigh Group and Digraph, has been encouraging its team members, customers, suppliers and other partners across the sector to show their support. This will help Ben continue its vital work supporting people in the automotive industry and their dependents with their health and wellbeing.
Ben and LKQ UK & Ireland have reportedly formed a tight partnership over the years, and the charity is said to be close to the hearts of colleagues and customers alike.
Recently, LKQ Euro Car Parts’ branches, offices and field teams supported Ben by taking on a host of activities and challenges as part of a ‘Summer of FUNdraising’. Highlights included CEO, Andy Hamilton, being joined by the senior leadership team on a 13-mile trek along the Jurassic Coast.
Helen Robinson, Corporate Communications Director at LKQ UK & Ireland, said: “The work Ben does to provide support and services across the automotive industry is incredible. We’re proud of our close relationship with Ben here in the UK, and it’s fantastic that it’s been recognised at a global LKQ level.
“Whether you’re a customer, colleague or competitor, please show your support and take part in the vote. None of us know when we or our colleagues might need to lean on Ben in the future – we’re incredibly lucky that the support is there should we need it, and we have a responsibility to help keep it going and ensure no-one has to face life’s challenges alone.”
Matt Wigginton, Director of Partnerships, Engagement & Income at Ben, added: “We’re very proud of the partnership that Ben has with LKQ UK & Ireland and we greatly appreciate all their support. To now be recognised and supported by LKQ at a global level through this new initiative is amazing. Together, we will continue to support people in our industry when they are struggling, or in crisis. The generosity of companies, and their employees, helps ensure Ben is always there for them, and LKQ’s commitment will make a life-changing difference. We can’t thank LKQ enough and we hope that those in the automotive industry will vote for Ben, their dedicated charity!”