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All aboard the new BenBus

By autotech-nath on June 2, 2024

Automotive charity Ben has been on the road visiting workshops in its branded VW Transporter campervan to raise awareness of its life-changing support.

The BenBus first headed to automotive companies in Guildford, including the UK Garage & Bodyshop Event team, surprising workshops by turning up in the bus with food and drinks, and encouraging employees to get together for a chat.

Ben’s dedicated Ben On the Road team is on a mission to increase awareness of Ben’s Health & Wellbeing services and support. The team will be out on the road in the new BenBus delivering on-site visits to automotive employers to ensure more people who work in the automotive industry know Ben is here for them and their family dependents.

The charity is now also offering automotive industry companies the opportunity to ‘Back the BenBus’ by sponsoring the vehicle. In return, the Ben team will join up with yours, visit your customers and feature your branding on the vehicle for one year. If you would like a visit from the team in the new BenBus, or to find out more about sponsorship, visit

Ellen Plumer, Head of Marketing and Outreach, said: “We’re delighted to be unveiling our new BenBus which will raise further awareness about the vital services we provide for our automotive family. Visibility is hugely important as our team is on the road all year-round visiting companies to spread the word about Ben and see those who need to hear about their industry charity. Knowing about Ben can make all the difference. If you would like to book a visit or discuss backing our BenBus, visit, and if you see the bus out the road, give us a honk!”

“The BenBus visit to Yateley MOT was a nice surprise. I hadn’t heard of the charity before, but I learnt about the support Ben offers technicians from Sharon and Sarah and it’s absolutely fantastic. Anything that can help working professionals with confidential support is a massive win.”

Ben is here for our industry family so if you work, or have worked, in the automotive industry, they urge you to get in touch now if you’re struggling via its free and confidential helpline. Don’t suffer in silence, contact the helpline: 08081 311 333 or use webchat at You can also access Ben’s out of hours text support line by texting BEN to 85258.

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