Last winter the Christmas market in Hechingen took place on the 3rd weekend of the Pre-Christmas season. Among all the colourfully decorated Christmas stands one was outstanding - the blue Bentley stand.
With joy, the Bentley employees voluntarily sold mulled wine, children's punch and waffles – and this was all for a good cause. Bentley did not only donate the proceeds, but the employees also made their contribution by donating their working hours. As in the previous year, the entire donation amount went to the Verein für krebskranke Kinder Tübingen e.V., which supports children with cancer as well as the families.
Thanks to a good suggestion from a Bentley employee, the fundraising campaign was extended to all other employees of the company. Everyone was able to donate part of his or her accumulated overtime hours or even vacation days on a voluntary basis. This summed up in more than hundred hours.
Inspired by the generosity of their own employees, the management decided to double the value of the donated hours. As a result, the donation was more than tripled compared to last year’s donation. At the end the amount rose to an impressive 21,888.68 €. On 20th of December, the donation cheque was handed over personally by the managing director Sebastian Büchert and Maria Linda Colucci, Assistant of Directors.
Knowing that the money will be used for a good cause, Bentley will certainly take part in the Christmas market again next year.