BEN has launched the Fleet Disposal Contribution Plan (FDCP), a scheme which sees rental and leasing fleets and major auction houses working together to raise funds for their industry charity.
Vendors will sign up for the scheme through BEN, the participating auction house will collect the money (typically £1 per vehicle sold) and pass it to the charity. A number of key companies have already pledged commitment and are expected to sign up shortly, saying that the plan is simple for all involved, sustainable and has the potential to deliver much needed funds to the charity over a long term.
Charles Davis, BEN's Director of Fundraising and Communications said;
"This new initiative is a vital one for BEN and we are touched by the fast response of the industry who once again have rallied around their charity. One of BEN's most successful fundraising schemes is Performance Related Giving whereby a small amount is donated to BEN by the manufacturers for each new car sold. We hope that this new scheme will prove equally successful."
The UK's largest auction houses, BCA and Manheim have both pledged their support with Andrew Hulme, BCA's UK Managing Director stating;
"BCA have been staunch supporters of BEN over many years and this is another way in which the remarketing sector can help to provide increased funding to the industry charity."
Whilst, Mike Pilkington, Managing Director Manheim Auctions and Remarketing, Manheim Europe commented;
"Manheim Auctions is delighted to be able to support BEN and the motor industry in this initiative which will help to provide a sustainable flow of income to the industry charity."
David Brennan, Managing Director Leaseplan commented;
"Leaseplan are very pleased to be able to support BEN in this way. A small contribution for each car sold will, collectively, provide a significant income stream for BEN and enable it to continue caring for our industry colleagues."
To participate or for further information please contact Nigel Williams, BEN's Head of National Development on 07850 485836, firstname.lastname@example.org.