Scottish licensed trade charity races ahead with funding boost
The Scottish Licensed Trade Benevolent Society, known as The BEN, has raised £15,000 to support its services thanks to a day at the races in Ayr.
The event, sponsored by Tennent Caledonian, saw 200 guests enjoy a day of fine dining and high-octane racing at Ayr Racecourse as they raised money for the charity.
The new funds will be used to support The BEN’s services. This includes the recently launched Glass Half Full campaign, which aims to make on-trade employees better aware of the financial aid available to them through The BEN.
The BEN CEO, Chris Gardner, said, “The race day is always a fantastic event and one of the most popular in our calendar. Our guests’ generosity is extremely appreciated as the money raised will have a significantly positive impact on many lives.
“We also hope it will help us support more people through our recently launched Glass Half Full campaign which is encouraging potential beneficiaries from across Scotland to get in touch and discuss possible financial aid.”
The BEN has been providing social, financial and emotional support to members of the licensed trade since 1864.
The Glass Half Full campaign was launched earlier this month to encourage current and former members of the on-trade to contact the charity about their eligibility for financial aid. Learn more here.