On Thursday 25th January, Matt Hunt (BPT, MD) met with Tracey and Darren Parker of Ben’s Den - BPT’s 2017 chosen charity to hand over a cheque of over £4000 on behalf of BPT.
Ben’s Den offers the families of children fighting cancer or leukaemia the chance to heal, recuperate and create happy memories by the seaside in a safe and comfortable place. The charity was set up in 2004 in memory of Ben Parker (the son of Tracey and Darren) who was just 10 years old when he was diagnosed with the disease.
He was described by his parents as a strong and determined little boy, and, with the support of his family, he bravely fought his illness for three years.
Throughout 2017, various fundraising initiatives undertaken by the BPT team, including cake sales and sponsored walks in the Peak District, helped to raise £4,000 to support this very deserving charity. The money raised will go towards yearly fees and maintenance for one of the caravans.
Matt commented, “this is a fantastic cause BPT has supported over 2017. We had some great fundraising initiatives from the BPT Easter Bake Off to skydiving - All to raise money to support the continuation of the work that Tracey and Darren are doing.”
To read more about Ben's Den or to donate visit: www.bensden.com
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