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Bangers 4 BEN 2016 - Raising Money for Our Industry’s Charity

Bangers 4 BEN 2016 - Raising Money for Our Industry’s Charity

30 September 2016

Fundraising and preparations have begun for Bangers 4 Ben 2016, an event where the IGA will be among 32 teams driving around Europe in a car worth less than £750 to raise money for automotive charity, BEN.

This year the event is Ferarri themed, so we will be travelling to The Maranello Village in Italy, staying in the only Ferrari themed hotel on the planet, and visiting the Ferarri museum and test track. Our cars will then be auctioned off for BEN after the event.

Our Peugeot 406 Coupe, which was kindly supplied by West Car and Commercial in Brentwood, has been picked up, had a test drive and we’re now preparing it for the big day on October 8th. To fit in with the Ferrari theme, we’re dressing it up as a “Faux-rari”! Here’s the car at the moment:

We’d like to thank everyone who has donated so far. Last year’s event raised nearly £56,000 and we would love to help raise even more this year, so if you’d like to donate you can do so at our Just Giving page here: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/IGA-B4B16. All donations, large and small, will be gratefully received. The trip runs from October 8th - 11th, so keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages to see how our Faux-rari holds up!

You can find out more about BEN, the UK’s dedicated charity for those who work, or have worked in, the automotive industry here.