Thursday 18 August 2011

The good work of BEN for the automotive and related industries.

What does BEN do?

The BEN (Motor and Allied Trades Benevolent Fund) charity was established in 1905 to support those who work or have worked in the automotive and related industries plus their dependants.
Its work encompasses a variety of practical methods such as support, advice and care centres to better the lives of those in their care, which number over fifteen thousand. The charity has opened four residential care centres in the UK (in Merseyside, Northumberland, Berkshire and Warwickshire), providing homes to over 300 people, plus a day centre in Coventry.
Each year, the charity participates in many events including challenges such as climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa, the highest free standing mountain in the world, or treks such as along the Great Wall of China, sporting activities like the Great North Run, football, golf, cycling or karting events plus industry and corporate events like Goodwood Revival.

Last month saw the charity run National BEN Week from 18th – 24th July with the slogan “Hit the beach with BEN”.
Individuals employed to do charity work for BEN include nurses, carers, gardeners, physiotherapists, domestic assistants and many more. 
To contact BEN, please click here. To visit the BEN shop, where you can obtain a variety of items for your own use, while also raising awareness as well as contributing to the charity, please see here.

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