It was a unique fundraising activity, and it’s paid dividends for both Vauxhall and Help for Heroes.
Earlier this week a specially designed Vauxhall Vivaro van rolled into the Vauxhall VXR Power Festival with £75,000 for the charity.
The van was designed to look like a bank safe and was subsequently labelled the ‘Vivaro Vault’. Over two weeks, the van toured the country to collect money raised at Vauxhall retailers and manufacturing plants for Help the Heroes.
And Perrys was on hand to help out. We support the Help the Heroes charity, which provides support to injured service personnel from the British armed forces, and we were delighted to add £2,737 raised in Perrys Barnsley to the fund.
Perrys raised the money in just four months at the Barnsley Vauxhall dealer thanks to Peter O’Callaghan, who himself served in the army for 17 years, and the rest of the employees.
O’Callaghan was delighted with the money raised and was justifiably proud. 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.”
As for Vauxhall, they will continue to support the charity over the next few years as part of a partnership. The money raised in the ‘Vivaro Vault’ will be used to help servicemen like Derek Derenalagi, who lost both legs in Afghanistan.
Derek was present as the cheque was presented to the Help for Heroes campaign, and is a timely reminder of the sacrifice our armed forces make. So next time you’re in a Perrys dealership and you see a fundraising activity for Help for Heroes, please do what you can to support this great cause.
Those wishing to make a contribution to Vauxhall’s Help for Heroes campaign can do so by logging on to:www.bmycharity.com/vauxhallhelpforheroesgeneralsponsorship