Jaguar Land Rover donates minibus to BEN

The Tata-owned company has previously supplied vehicles to the emergency services and even the British Red Cross during the winter months, and has now lent its support to BEN.

The minibus will be used at BEN’s Alexandra House care centre in Southport, one of four residential care centres in the UK offering care facilities to over 350 people.

BEN’s Chief Executive, David Main, said: "This generous donation will make a real difference to daily life at Alexandra House, allowing residents to get out and about in style. We are immensely grateful to Jaguar Land Rover for all the magnificent support they have shown to BEN over the years."

All Jaguar cars are built in the UK at two Midlands factories, while the likes of the Land Rover Freelander, Range Rover and Discovery are also built in UK factories.

The company also helped the charity with a cheque for £800, raised by staff from Jaguar Land Rover for BEN.

Les Ratcliffe, Jaguar Land Rover’s Community Relations Manager added: "We are delighted to be able to make this donation to BEN on behalf of the company and its employees. We are committed to on-going support of BEN to make a difference to the lives of peoples from our industry."

Jaguar Land Rover recently became the first car manufacturer in the UK to achieve the highly regarded CommunityMark from Business in the Community, to recognise excellence for community investment.