Thursday, 22 September 2011

Wednesday, 21st September - BEN

Work's just mad at the moment, so another cheat I'm afraid. At least it's for a charity that could do with a lot more recognition!


Bury Renault dealer Rawlinson has recently been recognised for its 20-year commitment to payroll giving by the automotive charity BEN.

BEN is a 106-year-old charity dedicated to looking after the welfare of automotive workers and their families in times of need. It has a benevolent fund to support anyone who works in the motor industry from forecourts to dealerships. In conjunction with the government and the Institute of Fundraising, it honours dedicated fundraisers with annual presentation.

Jonathan Rawlinson, managing director of Rawlinson, this week received the silver award from Kerry Whitaker, Regional Development Manager for BEN in the East of England and London (North). Rawlinson is one of a select few dealers who have embraced payroll giving and got involved with supporting the charity 20 years ago.

She said: “We’re delighted to present Rawlinson with the Silver Quality Mark Award for payroll-
giving. This is an acknowledgement of the great work and contributions Rawlinson has given BEN in the past and is a recognised government award for companies who are supportive in this area.

“It costs approximately £11million each year for BEN to continue its vital work within our industries, and it’s only thanks to the generosity of our supporters like Rawlinson that we’re able to do so.”

Jonathan Rawlinson, dealer principal at Rawlinson Renault, said: “We’ve been supporting this important charity almost since Rawlinson was started 21 years ago. Through the payroll giving scheme, we’re able to donate regularly to help BEN with their important work in caring for automotive people, and their dependants, in times of need.

“Their work is varied and could be anything from helping with the cost of specialist disabled equipment for an apprentice’s child, giving emotional support through an illness or funding a respite break.

For more information, visit Rawlinson Renault on Easlea Road, call 01284 752999 or click onto For more information on BEN, click onto

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