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Auctioned motorbike presented to winner
10 July 2012
Honda Bournemouth has presented a PCX 125cc to Stephen Hendy, from the south-coast based Hendy Group, after he proved to be the highest bidder in an auction for the vehicle.
The proceeds will go to BEN, the automotive industry charity that cares for those who have worked in the sector and offers some benefits to their dependents and relatives.
Honda auctioned the bike at the annual BEN Ball, held in London's Grosvenor House Hotel late in 2011, reports the Bournemouth Echo.
Paul Spence, service manager at Honda Bournemouth, said the company is happy to support BEN with the work it is doing and expressed his pleasure at auctioning off the bike to a "proud winner".
The PCX 125cc scooter can do 130 miles to the gallon and is an economical solution for many bikers, he added.
Honda describes the bike as a compact, fuel-efficient model that does not compromise on space or modern looks, making it a useful vehicle for those who use their motorcycle to commute to work or for other daily tasks.
BEN's events manager Kelly Neal praised Honda for its commitment to the charity and its hard work to help it raise enough money to carry out its various schemes.
"Honda have been very supportive of BEN over the years and again they have come up trumps by donating the Honda Bike for our BEN Ball Christmas Auction last year," she added.
"With these funds we can continue to help our present and past industry colleagues in times of need."
BEN spends roughly £11 million a year across the various industries it is involved with, operating four residential centres around the country with a range of services such as nursing and end-of-life care.
The organisation also helps families in need of a respite break or specialised equipment for taking care of children.
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