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Bentley Pledges Chance To Win Arctic Circle Driving Experience

  • Unique fundraising drive offers two ultimate winter ice-driving places
  • Bentley donation marks support for Care2Save Charitable Trust
  • Return flights, elegant accommodation and driving tuition on frozen lakes in the Arctic Circle from World Rally Champion, Juha Kankkunen
  • Entries just £1 with all proceeds to charity - www.care2save.co.uk/bentley/

(Crewe, 1st December 2014) Bentley’s flagship and highly exclusive ice-driving experience, Power on Ice, will have two extra participants in 2015, after Bentley donated two spaces as prizes for the very first time to a new international charity, Care2Save. All proceeds from a public competition will provide funds to improve excellence in hospice and palliative care around the world.

The competition will run from 1st December 2014 - 8th January 2015, with entries costing just £1. There is no limit to the amount of entries possible and they can be made through the website www.care2save.co.uk/bentley/. Bentley is also donating exclusive gifts for those that buy a number of entries into the charity draw, including a tour of Bentley’s factory in Crewe.

Set in the icy north of Finland, Power on Ice elevates the concept of ice driving to the extreme, with the most powerful Bentley line-up yet. Throughout the four-day adventure, the winners will push a range of Bentley cars beyond the limitations of every-day driving, starting with the first ever chance to drive the Continental GT3-R on ice.

With expert in-car tuition from Bentley’s Ice Driving Team and four-time World Rally Champion, Juha Kankkunen, piloting the cars on his personally designed tracks is just one part of this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Hosted in characteristic Bentley luxury, the home of the event is the boutique hotel of Chalet Ruka Peak, which offers additional activities at a slightly different pace. Snowmobile rides, ice-karting and night-time Huskey-sled safari adventures to reindeer farms ensure a truly unique experience, with each place normally costing €11,340.

Care2Save was created by the fundraising team at St Luke’s Hospice, Cheshire, close to Bentley’s headquarters in Crewe.

Marlies Rogait, Bentley’s Member of the Board for Human Resources, commented:

Bentley has been a long-term supporter of St Luke's, valuing its contribution to the local community and the important role it plays in caring not only for Bentley employees and their families, but the wider community as well. We look forward to working with Care2Save more and supporting the invaluable work it does to help hospices around the world.”

Bentley has formed a strong relationship with the Hospice, aiding the work of St Luke’s in many different ways from staff volunteering and sponsored walks to Bentley colleagues restoring a former London Routemaster bus on behalf of St Luke’s. The bus, called ‘Luke’ is the only Routemaster bus with Bentley livery in the world, and is used as a mobile base for fundraising and public education.

Andrea Fragata Ladeira, CEO of Care2Save, added:

Hospice and palliative care is required by families everywhere at some point in life. Around the world, hospices and their staff are there to provide this essential support when families need it most. We are truly delighted to be working with Bentley. This new and exciting relationship will enable us to better support the hospice movement both here in the UK and abroad.

Being able to offer tickets to Power on Ice is a fantastic and exciting start to our relationship. I would like to encourage as many people as possible to enter the competition and also visit the Care2Save website to learn more about how they can support the hospice sector.

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Notes to Editors

For more information, interviews and images, please contact Jack Hickmott or Tori Dance:
Telephone: 020 7221 7883 email care2save@Kallaway.com

About Bentley Motors
Bentley Motors is the most sought after luxury car brand in the world. 2013 was Bentley’s record year in the company’s 95-year history. Bentley Motors’ headquarters in Crewe is home to all of its operations including design, R&D, engineering and production of the company’s three model lines, Continental, Flying Spur and Mulsanne. The combination of fine craftsmanship, using skills that have been handed down through generations, alongside engineering expertise and cutting-edge technology is unique to UK luxury car brands such as Bentley. It is also an example of high-value British manufacturing at its best. Bentley employs around 3,700 people at Crewe.

About The Care2Save Charitable Trust

The Care2Save Charitable Trust was born out of the hospice movement and is the brainchild of the fundraising team at St Luke’s Hospice, Winsford, Cheshire. The major initiative run by the Trust is care2save.co.uk, a shopping portal that benefits hospice and palliative care in the UK and globally.

Care2Save is the only shopping website of its kind run by a charity and the website through which 100% of the commission from each purchase is retained within the charity sector. The commission is split into two; 80% goes to a registered charity of the shopper’s choice and the remaining 20% goes to the Care2Save Charitable Trust (Registered charity 1151546), which supports hospice and palliative care in the UK and globally.

Over 13 million products from more than 2000+ retailers including John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, thetrainline.com, Travelodge, and Easyjet are available through Care2save.co.uk

About Hospice care in the UK
Collectively local charitable hospices need to raise £1.8 million every day from their local communities to fund the care they provide.

For Adults in the UK there are:
- 223 hospice and palliative care inpatient units
- 3,200 hospice and palliative care beds
- 291 home care services
- 129 Hospice at Home services
- 275 day care centres
- 346 hospital support services1

For children: in the UK there are:
- 43 hospice inpatient units
- 338 hospice beds

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