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Ben's Den


Over the last decade, the Trust has held many different charity events, from cabaret evenings to football matches, and even the odd raffle as well as a weekly football competition, Super 7.

The charity is also kept going thanks to the amount of wonderful donations from friends, family and complete strangers who have raised money with marathon challenges, parachute jumps, store collections, bike rides and even fancy dress parties.

We are always extremely grateful for any donations we receive, and without the support of the community we would not be able to continue our work.

Bens Den 30 Day challenge 2020

So on the 28th of April 2020 we had this crazy idea , because Ben would have been 30 this year we thought it would be a good idea to try and get 30 people to do 30 things a

2018 Events

2018 Events

Thank you Royal Mail Ilkeston for your donation. Merry Christmas xx Thank you West Hallam & District WI for the donation to Ben’s Den   Thank you very much all who donated chocolate for tonights stall 🍫🍫Thank you all who

Brad Solo 200+ miles to create smiles :-)

Ian Bradley cycled, 200 plus miles in a day to raise funds for Ben’s Den. He cycled to the caravans in Mablethorpe and returned back to Ilkeston the same day. He cycled unaided. It was a red hot summers day

New Beer, Bucket & Spade

Possibly the last bottle of Bucket and Spade. The beer was released August 2018 with proceeds going to the fantastic local charity Bens Den! So proud to have been part of the project along side The Crafty One Bar and


3/4/19 “It was a great night, I have done close up magic professionally for 11 years and is second nature but this was my first time in front of a seated audience on the stage and I am proud of

Cullum Detuners walk the extra mile.

Cullum celebrate 60 years in Business. As part of our 60 Years in Business celebrations on Thursday 2nd May we held a day of activities, food and cake. We held STEM sessions in the morning with Heanor Gate Science College

The Newdigate to Skeggy

On the 30th June 2018 16 Cylists rode 100+ miles to Skegness to raise £14,522.99 Lee Ryan Bob Smith Steven Grinham Dave gibbons Richard Burke Arron Dodd Tracy wood Mark Charlton Liz  Spanner Les Parks Ryan Filby Chantelle Andrews Lee

38 go to the ben’s den vans and back

On the last day of June 2018 and the first day of July was really busy between Ilkeston and Mablethorpe 38 cyclists took to there bike and peddled to The Bens Den vans and back. This raised a massive amount

Workers’ pedal-pushing power produces pounds to give sick children holidays

TEN employees from an Ilkeston firm swapped work clothes for cycling shorts and helmets to take part in a charity bike ride for a local good cause. The cyclists, from Dales Fabrications, which designs and makes aluminium building products, got

Ilkeston to Skegness trek and cycle Raises £12,242.89

On the 7th July Kev Banwell, Luke Gibling, Trev O’neill, Paul Dudley, Al Conlin, Simon Ward, Gaz Todd, Joe Horsley, Scott Law and Paul Hutchison set of on there mammoth journey across the country 86 miles from Ilkeston to Skegness