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Proud to Support the Benevolent

Last year the Brewers’ Company formed a new charitable partnership with The Benevolent; the Drinks Industry Charity, becoming a ‘Bronze Partner’.  We are proud to have renewed our partnership for another year.  The Benevolent is the trade charity for people who are currently working, or have worked, in any role within the drinks industry. In practical terms this means that it is there to help anyone who has worked, or is currently working, in a brewery, pub, bar, off licence or in an office based role at a company selling, producing, distributing, and marketing, primarily, alcohol. As well as the brewing sector, the charity also supports those working with wine, spirits and ciders and all the ancillary trades including companies providing logistics, bottling, labelling and warehousing services.

The Benevolent supports those facing a variety of difficult circumstances, including serious illness, disability, issues with stress or depression, with debt or any family crisis such as a seriously ill partner or child. The types of support available span from both emergency and long-term financial grants, to advice on emotional wellbeing and stress in the workplace or home.

Two years ago The Benevolent launched the ‘Here to Help’ campaign to raise awareness of the vital work it does, and to help explain the practicalities of applying for its support to all employees of the drinks trade. Ultimately the charity wants to remind everyone that they can turn to their trade charity at any time for any issue.

The Benevolent is keen for all members of the trade to get involved with its work, this can be done in a number of ways; by investing in becoming a Corporate Partner, organising fundraising initiatives, or simply by spreading the word about its work to friends and colleagues.

Furthermore, it is encouraging participation in its ‘Thanks for Giving’ Online Silent Auction that will be live on 24 November for one week. The array of sought-after items can be viewed via the link above.

Visit www.thebenevolent.org.uk to find out more about its work.