Ben secures LKQ Corporation donation

Automotive charity Ben has been awarded a share of $500m 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.

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 and income at Ben, said: “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.”