17 Jul 2024
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Ben launches Christmas families project

Automotive industry charity Ben has launched a Christmas families project for industry people who find themselves in difficulty or urgent need over the festive period. Ben will be helping those struggling to pay for food, bills and housing and is providing support to make sure that no child goes without a present.


Rachel Clift, Health & Wellbeing Director at Ben, said: “Times are really tough right now and people are struggling to make ends meet. We want everyone in the automotive industry to know that Ben is here for them if they find themselves in a difficult situation financially. We are already supporting many individuals and families who otherwise would have had to make the impossible choice of heating or eating. We want to make sure we support as many people as possible so no-one in our industry has to go without this Christmas.

She added: “Individuals are being pushed to the edge with the current rising cost of living, which is having a knock-on effect on children and families. Ben is here for our industry people this Christmas so if you work, or have worked, in the automotive industry we urge you to get in touch now if you’re at breaking point via our free and confidential helpline.”

Ben supported 34 families who were struggling financially through last year’s Christmas families project.
For more information, call 08081 311 333 or use the webchat at www.ben.org.uk or visit: www.ben.org.uk/christmas