#BringItOn4Ben Challenge: Can you spare a few quid to fund vital support?


Autotechnician’s Nathan Wise has accepted the call from automotive charity Ben to #BringItOn4Ben and will do a Wing-Walk in September to raise money for three special charities, and we’d be over the moon if you could spare just a few quid to help fund the crucial support Nathan’s chosen charities provide.

“On behalf of Autotechnician Magazine I am going to essentially stand on top of a bi-plane at speeds of up to 120mph, on 21st September, to raise money for Ben, Papyrus and the Kenward Trust. I’ll be attempting this challenge in memory of Mick ‘Mildred’ Rees – a loving son and brother, great friend and talented mechanic, 30.01.1989 – 06.05.2018. 

“I set my target at £2,000, which I think is achievable. If just 25% of our FB followers donated just £1, I’m there.” 

Nathan is attempting this in memory of his friend Mick Rees. Mick’s mother describes the important work undertaken by the Papyrus and the Kenward Trust:

“To lose someone you love is always devastating and heart breaking, but to lose someone so young to suicide somehow adds to the state of grief. To know your loved one chose to end their life is soul destroying. Whether you are their mother, as in my case, a sibling, family member or a friend, always there is the question – could I have prevented it? Papyrus is a charity that focuses on preventing suicide amongst our young people with a view to offering help, advice and support, and ultimately save lives. In addition to Papyrus, we have chosen another charity called Kenward Trust, which is a rehabilitation centre offering much needed help and support for both alcohol and drug addiction. A problem that seems to be increasing throughout today’s society and in many cases often leads to suicide. Both charities do outstanding work and offer help and support to create better futures. We have chosen them both in honour of Michael Rees who gave up on life 6th May 2018.” 

Autotechnician would be very grateful if you could visit Nathan’s fundraising page and give whatever you can: www.virginmoneygiving.com/autotech2019 


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