New fundraising initiatives from Ben

New fundraising initiatives from Ben


Automotive industry charity Ben has announced plans for two fun events in the autumn which they hope will raise vital funds to help their work in support of those who are struggling or in crisis.

All members of the automotive community are invited to take part in the ‘Benathlon’ in September or host a ‘Ben’s Big Breakfast’ in October.

Benathlon runs twice a year and aims to improve participants’ mental and physical health while also fundraising to support automotive colleagues to get back on track.

The first Benathlon took place in March with 130 participants walking, cycling, running, swimming, horse riding or skipping a 1,283 mile circuit which started and finished at Ben’s Headquarters near Ascot.

This autumn’s event challenges supporters to exercise for 30 minutes a day each of the 30 days of September, and pledge £30 to Ben.

Ben’s Big Breakfast is in its third year, running from 9th-15th October. Automotive industry companies are invited to host a breakfast – the most important meal of the day! – to fundraise for Ben.

158 companies took part in last year’s Ben’s Big Breakfast and the charity hopes for this year to be even bigger and better.

Click here to take on Benathlon
Click here and get eggcited for Ben’s Big Breakfast

Matt Wigginton, Director of Partnerships, Engagement & Income at Ben, said: “Demand for Ben’s support services has reached new highs due to the cost-of-living crisis. Without your support we can’t continue to support the increasing demand.”

How Ben can help you

Ben is the charity dedicated to supporting the people of the automotive industry, providing support for life for them and their family dependents. They work with people to improve their lives by enhancing their health and wellbeing through its free and confidential online self-help, helpline and support services.

Visit, chat with them online here or call their helpline on 08081 311 333.