Ben Ball raises £87,000

Published:  16 December, 2019

2019’s Ben Ball, held at the Roundhouse, helped raise over £87,000 for Ben last week.

Over 650 guests were hosted by Ben’s Chief Executive, Zara Ross, and Fundraising Director, Matt Wigginton on Wednesday 11 December. The evening, held at the iconic London venue for the first time, included entertainment with Ben’s Greatest Show, a gospel choir, music from the band, Fully Funktional, and much more.

During the evening, it was announced that Ben’s 2019 Industry Leader Challenge (ILC), the Epic Thames Waterbike Ride, raised a total of £273,360. The ILC baton was then handed to those who have pledged to take part in Ben’s ILC 2020: The Climb, where an industry leader and a colleague from each company will climb Mount Kilimanjaro in October next year. Fundraising will run from January to December 2020 with a group target of £500,000.

Three leaders from Ben will also be taking part in The Climb: Zara Ross, Ben’s Chief Executive, Matt Wigginton, Fundraising Director and Rachel Clift, Health & Wellbeing Director.

Matt Wigginton, Fundraising Director at Ben, said: “Ben Ball 2019 was absolutely extraordinary – a stand-out event! We would like to thank everyone who came along to the Roundhouse to be part of something truly special and inspiring. With your support, we’ve raised an incredible sum of money to help us continue providing life-changing support across the automotive industry. Thank you to everyone for your generous donations, we couldn’t do what we do without you!

“Ben Ball is all about looking after our own in challenging times. Together, we continue to do something amazing to support the lifeblood of our industry. We look forward to seeing you at the Ball next year and, with just 650 tickets, book now to make sure you don’t miss out! Save the date now – 9 December 2020 – and contact the events team to secure your place. Email us on eventsteam@ben.org.uk  or call 01344 298137.”

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