Here at The Auto Industry Excellence Awards, we feel that fundraising is not just a means of raising money, but also a way to promote the message and goals of a charity. It ensures that the charity can continue funding and helping its cause, for example by funding research or supporting people and their families in times of need. Without donations many charities would be unable to continue with the great work that they do for those in need.
We wanted to help two charities at The Auto Industry Excellence Awards Gala Dinner held on the 20th March 2019 at Denbies Wine Estate in Surrey. With over 200 people in the room on the night from the automotive sector we were sure to raise awareness of these two worthy charities.
The first charity we chose to support was BEN. Ben is an independent charity and dedicated partner to the automotive industry, providing support for life for its people and their family dependents. Ben is focused on delivering free and conﬁdential advice and support focused on the four main areas of peoples’ health and wellbeing: ﬁnancial, physical, mental and social. By supporting people to manage their health proactively and overcome any challenges they face, at whatever stage of life. Everyone who works, or has worked, in the automotive industry can access Ben’s tailored, holistic support, for themselves and their family dependents.
Our second charity that we chose to support was Children With Cancer UK. We chose this charity because out of every £100 pounds spent in the UK on research into cancer only £3 of that is spent on research into childhood cancers. Since 1988 they have managed to raise over £220million. They invest over £4million a year into vital research of childhood cancers continuously looking for accelerated breakthroughs and helping to support children with cancer by keeping families together so each and every child can ring that bell!
Our sponsor Aston Lark, one of the top five independent Chartered insurance brokers in the UK, kindly donated the three amazing raffle prizes and Jem Emirali announced the three winners from the draw, Our generous attendees on the night raised £850.
Thank you to everyone that kindly supported these two very worthy charities.