A £10,000 special donation during the season of giving has been made to automotive industry charity Ben by the RAC Dealer Network.

The amount has also been match-funded by The Assurant Foundation, the charitable arm of Assurant, which partners with the RAC in the warranty and aftersales sector, bringing the total to £20,000.

Kellie Grocott, RAC director of sales at Assurant, said that the donation had been made in recognition of the continuing needs among those served by the automotive industry charity.

 She said: “The last couple of years have seen many people in the automotive industry need higher than usual levels of support, ranging from the financial to the emotional, and we are committed to giving back to the sector in which we work.

“We are very pleased to be able to make this donation on behalf of the 1,400 members of the RAC Dealer Network and The Assurant Foundation again in 2021..

“Ben is an extremely worthwhile charity with which most people in the automotive industry are familiar, and the good work it does is very well known and widely respected.”

Assurant partners with the RAC in the warranty and aftersales sector. The Assurant Foundation is the charitable aim of Assurant  and aims to strengthen communities by investing in local non-profit partners.

Matt Wigginton, fundraising director at Ben, added: “The last two years have created a situation where demand for our services has increased at the same time as our income has fallen, so we’re extremely grateful to the RAC Dealer Network and The Assurant Foundation for their generous support. This donation will help Ben to ensure no one in automotive has to face life’s toughest challenges alone. When a member of our automotive family is struggling, we all rally to support them.”

Ben is the charity dedicated to supporting the people of the automotive industry, providing support for life for them and their family dependents. More information can be found at www.ben.org.uk.

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About the RAC

The RAC, an iconic UK brand, provides complete peace of mind to 13 million UK private and business drivers, whatever their motoring needs. As well as its premium nationwide breakdown assistance service – with an expert branded patrol workforce attending more than two million breakdowns every year – it offers a wide range of market-leading products across insurance, legal services, vehicle inspections and service, maintenance and repair. The RAC is also at the forefront in helping drivers make the switch to electric vehicles and leads in the development of new solutions for businesses and OEMs, partnering with the best in the motoring and mobility space. 

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About Assurant

Assurant, Inc. (NYSE: AIZ) is a leading global provider of lifestyle and housing solutions that support, protect and connect major consumer purchases. Anticipating the evolving needs of consumers, Assurant partners with the world’s leading brands to develop innovative products and services and to deliver an enhanced customer experience. A Fortune 500 company with a presence in 21 countries, Assurant offers mobile device solutions; extended service contracts; vehicle protection services; renters insurance; lender-placed insurance products; and other specialty products. The Assurant Foundation strengthens communities by supporting charitable partners that help protect where people live and can thrive, connect with local resources, inspire inclusion and prepare leaders of the future.

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