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Vauxhall road trip rolls in the cash

6th September 2010 Print

Vauxhall’s bank-on-wheels, the ‘Vivaro Vault’ has finished its two week ‘Drive for Heroes’ tour of the UK collecting funds raised by Vauxhall Retailers and manufacturing plants for Help for Heroes.

The Vivaro Vault finished its tour at Vauxhall’s VXR Power Festival on Sunday 29th August, where Duncan Aldred, Vauxhall’s Managing Director, handed over a £75,000 cheque to Mark Elliott, Chief of Staff at Help for Heroes, and Derek Derenalagi, a serviceman who lost both legs in Afghanistan and who has since benefited from the support of Help for Heroes.

Over £75,000 has been raised for Help for Heroes through ticket sales and activities at the VXR Power Festival and via a wide variety of fundraising activities by Vauxhall, its employees and Retailers.

These latest Help for Heroes fundraising activities by Vauxhall are part of a two year support partnership with the charity which helps British servicemen and women who have been wounded in the service of their country.

Duncan Aldred, Vauxhall’s Managing Director, said: “Throughout history Vauxhall has had a strong link to the armed forces, from building Churchill tanks during World War Two to our current support for active servicemen and women.  Vauxhall is therefore very proud to have generated £75,000 for Help for Heroes in the first six months of our two year partnership.”

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

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