Finance Firm's Fun-Day Raises Smiles And Charity Cash



Released on: September 06, 2011, 9:50 am
Author: ACF Car Finance
Industry: Automotive

Soap suds and sponge-cakes both featured at a charity fun-day held this summer at the headquarters of Chester-based motor finance group The Funding Corporation (TFC).

Organised by ACF Car Finance, the car retail subsidiary of TFC, the event offered the chance for staff to pay to have their cars hand-washed by the company's bosses, including TFC Managing Director David Challinor.

And for those who liked sponge-cakes as much as seeing their supervisors sweat, a cake-sale did a roaring trade in swelling both tummies and charity coffers.

Other activities included a luxury raffle with prizes donated by the company’s suppliers and local businesses, and a ‘guess the number of jelly beans’ competition.

In total, the day raised more than £500 for BEN, the automotive trades charity.

All 160 staff at ACF Car Finance’s head office were given the opportunity to join in the fun, and representatives from BEN were present to describe its work and the payroll giving scheme.

Helping to mastermind the event was the company's Marketing Manager Jane Whittle who is possibly one of BEN's most extreme fundraisers.

In the past she has leapt from a plane flying at 14,000 feet on a tandem sky-dive, and earlier this year plunged 750-feet on a zip-wire from the top of Manchester's Imperial War Museum.

But although this latest fundraising initiative had its feet firmly on the ground, Jane believes it will have done a great job in helping to raise the charity's profile among staff:

"All the funds raised will go towards the total which will be collected in October this year when two of our employees drive to Maranello in Northern Italy as part of the annual Bangers4BEN event.

"Participants must spend no more than five hundred pounds on an old car to make the journey, and we have bought an old Volvo which is currently undergoing a transformation to become the famous Ghostbusters Ectomobile.

"This event will help get our team’s fundraising off to a really flying start," said Jane.

ACF Car Finance specialises in helping car buyers with damaged credit records and has been a keen supporter of BEN for many years.


ACF Car Finance Limited ( is Britain's leading supplier of high-quality used cars to people whose credit status might otherwise prevent them from obtaining car credit. ACF Car Finance has earned a strong reputation within the finance and motor industry for its standards of customer care, and the quality of the friendly, professional advice provided by members of its fully-trained team.

ACF Car Finance Limited. Registered in England number 4757280. Registered office address: International House, Kingsfield Court, Chester Business Park, Chester CH4 9RF.

More press information from PR consultant Jon Boston on 01768 895 225 ( or Marketing Manager Jane Whittle on 01244 625 683.



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