Make a donation & change a child's life Make a donation & change a child's life
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.

Not all super heroes wear costumes πŸ¦Έβ€β™€οΈ

Since hearing about Ben’s Den in a beach bar in Cuba in 2016 Jackie and Craig have sent a cheque for Β£50 (usually money Jackie receives for her birthday) . We really appreciate your generosity and are extremely thankful xx

Wedding Bells πŸ””πŸ”” are prosperous for Ben’s Den.

Jason and Emma Smith recently got married at Pride Park Stadium, Β instead of receiving gifts they asked for donations which would be split between two charities close to their HeartsΒ πŸ’™πŸ’›. Thank you so much to Jason & Emma for your

Carry on Camping πŸ’™πŸ’›

Thank you Sue & Ian Moon from The Chequers Inn – Stanton By Dale for Β£380 donated from the Irondale Caravan & Campsite πŸ’™πŸ’›

Why would you jump from a perfectly good plane? For Ben’s Den πŸ’™πŸ’›

Well done Andy Vickers. What an awesome thing to do! Β£1,000+ A great amount raised too. Thank you πŸ’™πŸ’› Buildbase Ilkeston  

Samantha and Paul Lynam’s β€œ PUB HAUL” πŸ’™πŸ’›

A huge thanks to Samantha and Paul Lynam and friends. Thanks to the pubs of Ilkeston for allowing the collections and all who donated to the grand total of Β£1,315.47!! Well done all. Proud of you πŸ’™πŸ’›    

Vinnie wanted to help out after his stay in one of our vans

Recently one of our friends organised a charity football match for Vinnie. The money raised was then given to us to give out to charity’s that we wanted. We would love for some of the money to be donated to

Archer smashes 5k to raise a fantastic Β£300

Well done Archer on completing your 5K walk for Ben’s Den and raising just over Β£300 πŸ‘πŸ’™πŸ’›

Bens Den mascot Monkey (aka Julian Bloor) ran The Robin Hood half marathon πŸ’™πŸ’›

I have no idea how Julian Bloor ran in our Ben’s Den Mascot costume…it’s difficult just walking in it for a few minutes. It’s also very hot and even hotter on a sunny day like today. A massive effort!! πŸ’™πŸ’›

3 peaks for full power πŸ’™πŸ’›

Absolutely unbelievable 😍😍 Β£1575.00!! Yorkshire 3 Peaks completed it mate βœ… Huge huge huge thank you to every single person that has donated to us 😊😊 We are massively grateful and this will help such a fantastic local charity Bens

Paul Savage walks 90 miles for Bens Den

Well done Paul Savage πŸ’™πŸ’› 90 miles of walking for Ben’s Den over 3 days . Brilliant! Supported by Daz Parker for the last 21 miles. Great achievement πŸ‘