2009 VW Golf VI to be Auctioned for Charity in London on October 15

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Don’t mind the blue veil covering the new Golf; the organisers of the London Press Club Ball had no idea that pictures of the car would be unleashed online -see here. Surpassing the leak, the London Press Club Ball on October 15 will mark the first public appearance in the UK of the sixth generation Golf as VW’s new hatch will be the star charity auction prize at the glitzy mingling of 450 of Britain's most influential journalists and PRs. All proceeds from the auction will go to the “Journalists' Charity”, which is a UK charity organization for all journalists in need. -Continued

Ball committee chairman Philippa Kennedy said: 'It was a real coup to secure the next generation Volkswagen Golf as a prize. In the past we have had generous support from Audi, Peugeot and Honda providing cars as auction prizes. But this is the first time we will have unveiled a prize car before it has even been officially launched in Britain."

“The timing seemed perfect and, happily, Volkswagen agreed. So it's a great scoop for us and of course for whoever successfully bids for it. And those at the Ball will be among the first in the UK to see it up close.”