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Cox Automotive Board raise thousands for Ben

Cox Automotive’s UK Board of Directors has raised almost £14,000 for Ben, the automotive industry charity, under a two-day walking challenge that saw them climb 10 mountains in 20 hours.

The team completed the 10:20 Challenge in Snowdonia as part of the #BringItOn4Ben campaign, which encourages people to take on a challenge to raise vital funds for the charity.

Martin Forbes, CEO of Cox Automotive, said: “I feel proud and privileged to have helped to raise almost £14,000 for a charity that delivers much-needed services to people within our industry.”

“It’s fair to say the 10:20 Challenge took us all out of our comfort zones. It was tough, with high temperatures in the valleys, and strong winds on the peaks. As well as walking, we scrambled up scree slopes and over boulders, but the team did an amazing job of supporting each other – true teamwork in action!”

“Thank you very much to the customers, suppliers and team members that sponsored us to complete this challenge, it really is appreciated.”

Zara Ross, CEO of Ben, said: “We’d like to pass on our sincere thanks to the Cox Automotive Board for taking on this challenge in aid of Ben. Every penny raised goes into the delivery of health and wellbeing services for automotive industry workers and their dependants.”

“This year, we are focusing on how we can support people with mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. Events like this are vital to help us raise funds and increase awareness of our services across the industry.”

For more information on Cox’s 10:20 Challenge, or to sponsor the team, visit

Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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