Helping the heroes

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At its annual conference inMarbella, members of Combined Independents (Holdings) has raised £16,000 in support of the Help for Heroes charity.

In a charity auction, CIH agreed for Hugh Watchman, its brown goods buyer (pictured on the right, with the cheque), to be ‘sold’ to work in-store with members.

Mr Watchman spent two days working for CIH members RGB Hi-Fi & Video and Stellisons, after each member bid £2,500 to secure Hugh’s services. Beko agreed to match the £5,000 sum raised.

In a separate auction, Colin Rodgers, Samsung’s general manager, Independents, offered to work in a CIH member’s store for two days, for the highest bidder. John Digwa, managing director of PRC Hi-fi & Video, secured the services of Colin, with a winning bid of £5,000.

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