Vauxhall has decked out the Vivaro Sportive Double Cab 2.0 CDTi model in Help for Heroes and Fort Knox-inspired graphics as part of the ‘Drive for Heroes’ tour to collect money raised at Vauxhall dealerships for the charity.
After setting off from Luton, the Vivaro Vault arrived in Barnsley this week and was greeted by the Mayor of Barnsley, Councillor Margaret Sheard, and Perrys employees, who handed over a cheque for £2,737.
The money, raised in just four months, will go towards helping ex-members of the armed forces.The presentation was a special honour for Peter O’Callaghan of Perrys Barnsley, who previously served in the army for 17 years.
After depositing the cheque in the Vivaro Vault, he said: "Perrys is immensely proud to be supporting Help for Heroes and we hope this will be the first of many cheques we can present to this worthy charity."
Over two weeks, the Vauxhall Vivaro Vault will collect money from a number of dealerships supporting the fundraising drive, and Help for Heroes’ Sarah Walker was particularly pleased with the effort of staff such as those at Perrys Barnsley.
She 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."
Vauxhall has a two year partnership with Help for Heroes and has previously supplied vehicles for fundraising activities and events. The charity uses the money to support men and women injured while employed by the armed forces.