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A Marathon Challenge for Emma

We are always pleased to hear about the challenges and activities people undertake in order to raise money to support our work. The fundraising that our supporters do for us has a huge impact on...

Free Vintage Bus Rides Raise £1,500

A free vintage bus ride which operated in Norwich during the lead up to Christmas has raised £1,500 to support the people we help. Organised by Awayadays Routemaster and supported by Visit...

Making Christmas Special for the People We Support

As we approach the final Christmas countdown, celebrations are taking place across The Benjamin Foundation to make this time of year special for the people we support. Big Lottery funded...

Heart and Home visit Ipswich Mosque

The team from our Heart and Home supported lodgings service were pleased to be invited to Ipswich Mosque last week to explain more about the service to the local Muslim community. ...

Christmas Opening Hours

Our Norwich St Andrews Street Head Office will be closed from Friday 22 nd December at 5pm until 9am on 2 nd January. Our phone line will still be open so if you need to talk to us urgently...

Town Tots spread some joy at Rose Meadow Care Home

Children from Town Tots Pre-School in North Walsham have recently been enjoying getting out and about in their local community with visits to Rose Meadow Care Home. Groups of up to six three...

Norwich Sleep Out raises over £30,000

On Friday 17th November a record breaking 125 people braved freezing conditions as they took part in the largest annual Norwich Sleep Out in the car park at Prospect House on Rouen Road,...

Footballer Grant Holt Completes Solo Sleep Out

Ex-Norwich City Footballer, Grant Holt has completed his own Sleep Out to support our work by spending the night sleeping solo underneath the stars in Norfolk. Honouring his commitment to...

Your vote needed for Hopkins Homes Charity of the Year!

  We are encouraging Norfolk residents to vote for us in the Hopkins Homes Norfolk Charity Vote with the hope of securing an award of up to £7,000. The public is being asked to vote...

Golfing Friends Complete Their Own Sleep Out

When golfing friends Sarah Dewhurst and Jane Gomm heard about our Sleep Out events, they were inspired to complete their own Sleep Out challenge to raise money to support our work. The pair...

Group from Meet up in Thetford Experience a "Magical" Trip on the Norfolk Broads

Thanks to the generosity of one local business, a group of young people, staff and volunteers were able to enjoy a trip on the Norfolk Broads on Saturday 4th November. Meet Up is a youth and...

Twenty Seven Brave People Sleep Out in Ipswich

On Friday 3rd November, 27 people braved wet and cold conditions as they tackled the first Ipswich Sleep Out. We are delighted to announce that their fundraising has already exceeded £6,000. ...

Kidzone Gets Creative!

Kidzone After School Club in North Walsham got into some early Christmas spirit by taking part in a card colouring competition. Providing a high quality breakfast, after school and holiday...

Norwich Sleep Out hits the 100 milestone

As we now find ourselves in November, it can only mean one thing – Sleep Out month has arrived! We are also thrilled to have reached an important milestone and can announce that we now...

The Original Norwich Charity Christmas Card Shop Opens

This year we are really pleased to be part of The Original Norwich Charity Christmas Card Shop for the first time. Run entirely by volunteers, the shop was first established in 1965. ...

The People Kit Quiz raises over £3,000

  The People Kit is a group of businesses, which offers a one-stop-shop for business services.  Last month, they hosted a vintage themed quiz and we were thrilled to be the...

20th Anniversary Concert hits the right note

We are delighted to be the 2017 charity for Norwich City Concert Band during this their 20th year. To celebrate this milestone, the band held a special anniversary concert on Saturday 14th...

G&D Ventures Announce Two New Charity Giving Partnerships at Warwick Street Social Event

Thank you to G & D Ventures’ Chef Patron Daniel Smith and his business partner Gregory Adjemian who have announced their new charity-giving partnerships with The Benjamin Foundation and The...

Norfolk Chicken Association presents our largest single donation from supporters this year

We were thrilled when Norfolk Chicken Association contacted us to inform us that they had a cheque to present to support our work. Each year, the Association nominates a local charity to...

Make Christmas special: Christmas Gift Appeal 2017

We are please to launch our annual Christmas Gift Appeal, with the aim to make Christmas special for the children and young people we support. Christmas can be a very difficult time if life...
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