Len Foulds, resident of Alexandra House, Lord Street, died peacefully in hospital after a short illness on 25th November 2009. He had been a resident at Alexandra House, owned and operated by BEN - the UK's automotive and related industries' charity- for over 20 years.
Born in 1905, the year BEN was founded, Len became the face of BEN's centenary appeal in 2005 and travelled in the lead vehicle when a motor cavalcade journeyed the length of Southport's Lord Street to celebrate BEN's 100th birthday.
Len began his career in the motor industry as a mechanic in 1926 and eventually became Service Director of Standard Triumph. A life-long supporter of BEN, Len Foulds proved that age is merely a ‘number', living a full and active life to the very end.
The staff and fellow residents of Alexandra House would like to express their sadness and condolences to his family for the loss of this extraordinary man.