Hendy Group helps Francis Benali beat his £1million fundraising target | September 2019 | Latest News | Hendy

Hendy Group helps Francis Benali beat his £1million fundraising target | September 2019

Hendy Group has helped Saints legend Francis 'Franny' Benali reach his £1million target for Cancer Research UK after donating a car as a raffle prize.

The lucky winner has taken delivery of a brand-new Ford Fiesta ST-Line, while Franny celebrates reaching the milestone after a series of gruelling sporting challenges.  

Franny presented winner Kirsten Etheridge, who is from near Winchester, with her new car and said he was delighted to have broken the £1milion barrier following his Iron Fran challenge - taking on seven Ironman triathlons in seven days.  

"I am so grateful to everyone who has helped us raise the funds and thanks to Hendy for not only donating a car for us to raffle but also supplying a range of support vehicles on my challenges," said Franny. "It's great to be able to hand over a brand-new car and thanks to Hendy for donating such an amazing prize."  

A thrilled Kirsten has been a Saints fan for many years and said she was over the moon to have won the car. "I wanted to support Franny on his challenge as his achievements have been amazing and also because a close friend who introduced me to Saints many years ago was undergoing treatment for cancer at the time of his Iron Fran challenge," she said. "The only other thing I have won in the past was shampoo, so this is amazing and I'm really looking forward to driving my new car!"  

Hendy Commercial Director Mark Busby said the group had been thrilled to be involved in supporting Francis in his fundraising challenges.  

"Franny's achievements and his tremendous commitment to raising money for Cancer Research UK are truly incredible and we are pleased to have played a small part in his efforts to support the charity over the last few years," he said.  

"It is really fitting that it is a big Saints fan who has won the new car and we hope Kirsten enjoys many happy miles motoring in her new Fiesta."  

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