Automotive people we've helped
These are personal stories shared by people who work, or have worked, in the automotive industry. These people came to Ben when things got too much and they needed some help to get them back on track. Life can be tough and sometimes we all need some extra support to get us through.
Thank you to the amazing people who share their stories – you inspire and encourage other people, by letting them know it’s OK to ask for help.
And, thank you to our incredible fundraisers. Without you, people like Dan, Sarah & thousands of other people would be struggling on their own. We couldn’t do what we do without your support.
More real-life stories
Matthew lost his mum at 6 years old and then suffered emotional and physical abuse from his dad’s new wife
Dan found himself struggling when he discovered his daughter had an eating disorder
Rob has spina bifida and sometimes had to ask friends to help him get out of bed as he couldn't afford the electric bed he needed.
Derek was in a motorbike accident that left him disabled and he couldn’t afford to buy the electric wheelchair he needed
Laura was suffering with her mental health and was also struggling to pay the mortgage and feed her family
Jane couldn’t afford a new oven when she lost her job so lived on microwave meals and jacket potatoes for nearly 2 years
Mike was struggling after losing his father-in-law, his uncle’s cancer diagnosis, and starting a busy new job
Winston felt alone after finding out he had Leukaemia. When his boiler broke, he was left for 9 months without heating
Derren discovered he had prostate cancer. He's raising awareness that early detection has good outcomes
Clare hit rock bottom when her grandad died. She was struggling to cope with her grief and suffering with anxiety