One final push for Ben climbers’ £300,000 Kilimanjaro problem

Automotive sector leaders may need succeeded in reaching the summit of Africa’s highest peak, however they now want sponsors’ assist to make one final push to their £300,000 fund-raising goal.

AM reported on Monday how the group made up of enterprise leaders from JCT600, Marshall Motor Group, Companions& and Lawgistics, LKQ Euro Automotive Components, Hella and Haymarket had completed the six-day mission, which noticed them battle the consequences of warmth, excessive chilly and altitude to climb a complete of 5,985m.                                        

However now Ben is looking on all would-be sponsors to recognise their efforts with one last fund-raising push.

The charity, which helps automotive sector workers and their dependents, stated that over £200,000 has already been raised, however its £300,000 objective was nonetheless close by. 

Matt Wigginton, director of partnerships, engagement and income at Ben, stated: “The present fundraising whole is spectacular, nevertheless we nonetheless have additional to go to achieve the height of £300k, so we’re now welcoming remaining donations.”

Anybody keen to sponsor the Kilimanjaro problem – a part of Ben’s delayed 2020 Industry Leader Challenge (ILC) delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic – can accomplish that by clicking here.

Earlier this week Marshall Marshall business growth director Adrian Wallington, who accomplished the problem alongside franchise director Clive McGregor, revealed his reduction at finishing the Kilimanjaro trek.

He stated: “Taking to Twitter to share his ideas, Marshall’s Wallington stated: “We’re all now safely down with few hours relaxation earlier than our flight house to see our households. It’s been a tricky and emotional seven days so please take a second to donate.”

Paying tribute to people who helped Ben’s group of automotive leaders to the highest of Kilimanjaro, Wallington added: “We solely all made it to the summit as a result of we’re a group and the help of our unimaginable Tanzanian information group.”

JCT600 director of buyer expertise Andy Bateman, who teamed-up with Vauxhall Bradford dealership supervisor James Tordoff to finish the ILC, stated: “To date Workforce JCT600 have raised just below £45k for Ben Automotive Trade Charity.

“Each member of the ILC group reached the summit and what makes it actually particular is that not one in all us may have achieved it with out the help of the group.

“Thanks guys for the help, the snacks, the friendship and for laughing at (a few of) my jokes.”

This 12 months’s ILC problem was impressed by Sarah Sillars OBE, who took on Mount Kilimanjaro over 10 years in the past, elevating an unimaginable £38,000 for Ben.

Wigginton stated: “We’re nonetheless buzzing from having reached the summit of the very best free-standing mountain on this planet. It was an awe-inspiring, but extremely robust and emotional expertise which we did to boost life-saving funds so we will proceed to help our automotive group after they climb their very own mountains in life.

“We are able to’t thank our trade leaders sufficient for participating on this epic problem. We’re additionally extremely grateful to everybody who has donated up to now – thanks.”

Anybody in want of help from Ben, or is aware of a person who would possibly require its help, can get in contact by way of its free and confidential helpline: 08081 311 333.

Alternatively, a webchat service is out there at and out of hours textual content help will be accessed by texting BEN to 58258.


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