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At Benenden, we’re proud of the wide range of work we do in our community – including staff fundraising and volunteering and sponsorships. Here’s all the latest news to find out more about what we’ve been up to.
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Benenden staff have been digging in to help volunteers at a local plant nursery, while at the same time looking after their own health and wellbeing.
Benenden boosts preparation for Cystic Fibrosis testing in children
Benenden offers donation to the ‘What? Why? Children in Hospital’ charity and helps to educate about sweat testing for cystic fibrosis.
Benenden donates to breast cancer survivors, Port Edgar Dragons.
Benenden offers a community grant to dragon boat team and breast cancer survivors, the Port Edgar Dragons.
Benenden are supporting York Pride -the annual celebration for York and North Yorkshire’s LGBTcommunity.
Benenden to sponsor York Pride Community Pot for 2017
Benenden is to sponsor the York Pride Community Pot for 2017.
Benenden staff volunteer to transform community centre
Staff from Benenden joined volunteers from other York businesses this week to take part in a three day transformation of a local community centre.
York play area gets second wave of support from Benenden staff
Staff volunteers from Benenden spent the morning of 15th March on a return trip to Broadstone Way play area continuing their work to make it a welcoming area for young children to play.
School competition winners in VIP visit to Bootham Crescent
Competition winners from York schools enjoyed a special visit to Bootham Crescent to watch York City play against Eastleigh, after taking part in a sugar swap initiative.
Benenden leads the way in winter fitness challenge!
500 journeys on foot and by cycle were recorded by Benenden staff during February as part of the i-Travel York Winter Challenge. Find out more
Benenden staff fundraising high for St Leonard’s Hospice
Staff fundraisers from Benenden in York have raised £4,153.57 this year for St Leonard’s Hospice.
VIP Panto Experience for Macmillan Cancer patients and their families
People who have been supported by Macmillan in York enjoyed a day at the pantomime, a pre-show meal and VIP experience meeting the cast.
Benenden sponsors Christmas party for Children’s Heart Surgery Fund
Benenden staff spread Christmas cheer at York Older persons home
Volunteers from Benenden organised a Christmas party for residents of Willow House, near Walmgate, on 7th December as part of a partnership between Benenden and York Cares.
Community project tackles social isolation in vulnerable people
A community grants initiative provided by Benenden has helped vulnerable people at risk of homelessness in Birmingham to enjoy the health benefits of a new gardening project.
Benenden initiative to encourage primary pupils to eat less sugar
More than 2000 primary school children will be taking part in healthy eating workshops, organised by Benenden in partnership with York City Football Foundation.
Benenden staff volunteer for major park revamp
Staff from Benenden joined over 250 volunteers from other York businesses this week to take part in a three day transformation of a local park.
600 mile cycle challenge kicks off from Glasgow’s Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome
A team of cyclists have set off from Glasgow today (21st Sept) for a gruelling 600 mile cycle challenge to raise £50,000 for SAMH and Benenden Charitable Trust.
Benenden helps bring dance therapy to those living with Parkinson’s in Stretford
People living with Parkinson’s in Stretford are being helped to improve co-ordination and balance through new ballet lessons funded by Benenden.
Families struggling to feed their families in school holidays receive donation boost
A local Bolton initiative to provide free packed lunches to needy families has received a boost from Benenden - helping to supply around 1000 children with a healthy packed lunch.
Benenden staff volunteer to brighten up York play area
Volunteers from Benenden spent a morning at York’s Broadstone Way play area making it safe and welcoming for young children to enjoy.
600 mile bike ride to carry mental health message across the UK
A gruelling 600 mile cycle challenge to raise money for charity is being organised by Benenden Charitable Trust and SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health).