BEN raises £100k in Race Across the World challenge

Purley Automotive News - March 2024

Group 1 was among dealer groups, part suppliers and trade suppliers who helped Ben raise £100,000 so far in its latest fundraising challenge.

Inspired by the TV series ‘Race Across the World’, it has raised funds to support people who work, or have worked, in the automotive industry and was proudly supported by LKQ Euro Car Parts.

From 26th to 28th February, 27 teams travelled from the starting point, LKQ Academy in Tamworth, to six different checkpoints including some major landmarks, Angel of the North, Blackpool North Pier and The London Eye.

The joint winners were LKQ Euro Car Parts: ‘The Mavericks’, Tony Shearer and Andy Southby, and ‘Skint Sprint Squad’, Chris O’Rourke and Melanie Lowe.

There were strict rules such as no smart phones, no planes and no plans so participants were tested to the max, covering around 1,300 miles using only public transport or by walking, running and cycling.

They also had a strict budget to cover food, travel and accommodation and checkpoints were kept secret until just before they needed to leave so they could not plan or pre-book.

Matt Wigginton, Director of Partnerships, Engagement & Income said: “We have been blown away by the success of this event and it was frenetic, exciting, challenging and so much fun.”

Article courtesy of published March 1st 2024