December 14th, 2018

Hundreds of people from the automotive world gathered in London this week and helped raise £102,000 for Ben at its annual Christmas ball.

The money was raised during the Ben Ball, which took place at Grosvenor House on Park Lane, goes towards helping Ben continue its vital work supporting people from the automotive industry who face some of life’s toughest challenges.

Around 700 guests were hosted by Ben’s Chief Executive Zara Ross and President, Peter Johnson, for an evening of entertainment.

Zara Ross, Ben’s Chief Executive, said: “The Ben Ball is our most important event of the year. This is not only because it allows us to raise vital funds so we can continue to provide life-changing support for our automotive colleagues, but it also gives us an opportunity to further develop relationships with the industry. It also demonstrates how we work with businesses to support their people, the lifeblood of our industry.

“Thank you to everyone who has made this year’s Ben Ball so successful, we greatly appreciate your generous donations and support, all funds raised will help us to support our industry colleagues in need. I look forward to seeing you at the Ball next year.”

The Ben Ball is the organisation’s flagship fundraising event and Christmas Ball for the automotive industry, which highlights the vital work that Ben does. The event is a highlight of the automotive industry calendar and has been running since 1906, only stopping during the two world war periods.