We are delighted to announce our partnership with automotive industry charity Ben, the Motor & Allied Trades Benevolent Fund.
Ben exists to support anyone who works directly in or is associated with the automotive industry and at current figures that means 800,000 of us. Whether you are a dealer principal, part of the sales team or are a supplier offering services to the motor industry, BEN is a charity that you can call upon to support you and your dependents during times of need.
Founded in 1905 by A J Wilson, while he was working for Dunlop tyres, the charity was originally called the Cycle Trades Benevolent Fund before the word ‘Motor’ was added to the fund’s name, way back in 1924. Providing tailored and holistic care and support services, Ben aim’s to focus on the main pillars of a person’s well being; financial, physical, mental and social.
Anyone who has worked in the automotive industry has access to free, confidential support and advice which can be accessed through their extensive website, or by person, by reaching out to their dedicated support team. Furthermore, for those in later life, Ben also offers care centres and their award-winning retirement village for the more independent.
At 67 Degrees the automotive industry is our passion and it gives us great pleasure to support the hard work Ben continues to deliver. We are in the process of looking at how we can support Ben through our fundraising activities over the next 12 months, so be sure to watch this space for some exciting announcements!
You can discover more about Ben and the work that they do to support our industry over on their website.