About Us

This section of our website is where we share information about our work around Norfolk and Suffolk.  Our staff team is over 200 strong and each person plays their part in helping us support around 2,000 children, young people and families each year.  

How We Started

Our charity had a sad beginning with the tragic death of Benjamin Draper in a motorcycle accident in 1992. His parents Richard and Vanessa wanted to create something special to celebrate his life and set up The Benjamin Foundation in his name in 1994. To begin with it was just Richard delivering youth services in North Norfolk and now more than twenty years later we have grown to help people of all ages right around Norfolk and since 2016 in Suffolk too.  
In April 2015 Mustard TV interviewed Richard Draper when we moved into our new Norwich offices.  It was also a time to reflect back on our charity's journey and Richard spoke about that too in the video which is further down this page.  We are grateful to Mustard TV for letting us use this interview which you can see at the bottom of this page.