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Vauxhall Vivaro Vault heads out on Help for Heroes Tour

12th August 2010 Print
Vauxhall Vivaro

Vauxhall’s Help for Heroes campaign took to the roads today as its ‘Drive for Heroes’ tour set out from Luton to begin a two-week sortie of the UK collecting funds raised by Vauxhall Retailers.

In April this year, Vauxhall began a two-year support partnership with Help for Heroes, the charity helping servicemen and women who have been wounded in the service of their country. To date, this has included the loan of vehicles to assist Help for Heroes with events and various fundraising activities by Vauxhall, its employees and retailers.

With Vauxhall’s Help for Heroes campaign having raised an impressive total of over £50,000 after just four months of activity, a customised Vauxhall Vivaro Sportive Double Cab 2.0 CDTi has been commissioned to collect cheques representing the 17 largest contributions generated so far by Vauxhall Retailers. Complete with Help for Heroes livery and graphics to summon up images of Fort Knox, the Luton-built van has been transformed into the ‘Vivaro Vault’.

To mark the event, Vauxhall employees gathered outside the Griffin House headquarters to give the Vivaro Vault a rousing send off. Vauxhall Motors’ managing director, Duncan Aldred, Derek Derenalagi, a servicemen who lost both legs in Afghanistan and who has since benefitted from the support of Help for Heroes, and Sarah Walker, Charity of the Year Manager from Help for Heroes were in attendance.

Help for Heroes’ Sarah Walker said: “Vauxhall’s support in these first four months of the partnership has been a real boon for Help for Heroes. Help for Heroes is grateful for all Vauxhall’s assistance, but it is particularly rewarding to see its employees and retailers, from senior management to apprentices, giving up their own free time to help raise funds for this worthwhile cause. On behalf of Help for Heroes and those who benefit from the charity, I extend a big thank you to you all.”

Vauxhall’s Managing Director, Duncan Aldred, said: “Vauxhall has had a strong association with the armed forces, from supplying vehicles during both World Wars to our current support for active servicemen and women. Vauxhall is proud of its employees and retailers who are continuing to support combat personnel through Help for Heroes.”

Those wishing to make a contribution to Vauxhall’s Help for Heroes campaign can do so by logging on to:

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Vauxhall Vivaro