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UK: Peak FM says 'Bra-vo' to RAC Auto Windscreens fundraising

Press release   •   Feb 21, 2006 00:01 GMT

RAC Auto Windscreens call centre agents have raised a whopping £270 for the "bra for Becky" appeal on radio station, Peak FM.

RAC Auto Windscreens call centre agents have raised a whopping £270 for the "bra for Becky" appeal on radio station, Peak FM.

Five call centre agents presented the money to Peak FM breakfast show presenter, Sean Goldsmith, in the absence of his co-presenter Becky Measures. Becky has recently undergone a double mastectomy and reconstruction surgery after tests showed she had a 90% chance of contracting breast cancer in later life.

The money, which was raised from three dress-down Fridays in the call centre, has been donated to the Genesis Breast Cancer appeal. The appeal is dedicated to building Europe's first Breast Cancer Prevention Centre here in the UK.

Call centre agent Louise Boussobeine, who organised the cash handover to Peak FM’s Sean Goldsmith, said: “This is the first local fundraising appeal that RAC Auto Windscreens call centre agents have worked together to raise money for. We will be doing it every quarter and the agents will nominate the registered charities they wish to donate money towards.

“With more than 160 call centre agents based at RAC Auto Windscreens’ Chesterfield site, we’re confident we can not only build great team spirit but also raise a lot of money for local charities throughout the year.”

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RAC press office contact:
Anna Melton on (01246 223192 / 07800 628008)

Notes to editorsAbout RAC Auto WindscreensRAC Auto Windscreens provides a wholly owned and operated complete automotive glazing repair and replacement service (windscreens, rear windows and side windows) through the largest fitting centre network in the UK.

It is the only replacement windscreen specialist with its own manufacturing operation, producing 250,000 windscreens a year in a dedicated factory in Chesterfield.

Backed by a fleet of 1000 fully equipped mobile fitting units, RAC Auto Windscreens provides a 1 24/7 national service for more than 750,000 private and corporate customers every year.

About RACWith more than seven million members, RAC is one of the UK's most progressive motoring organisations and a provider for both private and business motorists. Whether it's roadside assistance, windscreen repair and replacement, learning to drive, vehicle inspections, legal and financial services or up-to-the-minute traffic and travel information - RAC is able to meet motorists’ needs.

Aviva recently announced its acquisition of RAC. The acquisition brings together RAC's powerful brand and customer base with the expertise and leading position in motor insurance of Norwich Union Insurance (part of Aviva). Norwich Union is the UK's largest insurer, insuring one-in-seven motor vehicles and with a market share of around 14%.

Notes to Editors

For all media enquiries, please contact the RAC press team on +44 (0)1454 664 123. The line is manned by an on-call press officer outside office hours. ISDN radio studio facilities are available for interviews Monday to Friday.

About the RAC

First formed in 1897, the RAC has been looking after the needs of its members and championing the interests of drivers for more than 120 years.

Today it has more than eight million members and is one of the UK’s most progressive motoring organisations, providing services for both private and business motorists. Whether it's roadside assistanceinsurancebuying a used carvehicle inspections and checkslegal services or up-to-the-minute traffic and travel information – the RAC offers a solution for all motoring needs. The RAC is committed to making motoring easier, safer, more affordable and more enjoyable for drivers and road users.

The RAC is the motorist’s champion and campaigns to support the interests of its members and UK drivers at a national level. This includes voicing concerns about the increasing cost of motoring, particularly the price of fuel and the high level of tax levied on it, advancing levels of road safety, and supporting the needs of all drivers, from young to old.

The RAC’s annual Report on Motoring – first published in 1989 – is one of a kind and provides a clear insight into the concerns and issues facing today’s motorists.

For the very latest news on UK fuel prices, check RAC Fuel Watch. It provides a comprehensive guide to the latest UK unleaded petrol and diesel prices – both at the wholesale level and at the pump - and tracks these prices daily to help drivers check if the price they pay to fill up is a fair one.