At Codeweavers, we always want to do our part in giving back to the wider community, therefore we are taking part in Bangers4Ben for the fifth year running!
The charity rally will take place on the 5th October, and all the money raised will be for BEN- the independent NGO that helps support and improve people’s lives in the automotive industry by focusing on delivering high-quality care and providing improvements to many different aspects of people’s health. This extends from mental to physical well-being.
In the case of Dave’s tragic accident at work where he slipped and fell on his back, which caused him to be signed off from work for several months due to severe back pain. With Dave struggling to pay the bills, he turned to BEN for guidance. Once contacted, BEN Charity immediately gave Dave the help and direction he desperately needed to help him recover from his anxiety/depression alongside his physical illness. With BEN’s tailored client support and aftercare support, Dave quickly overcame the struggles and obstacles, thus recovering successfully in a shorter period of time.
“The support they gave to me was and is invaluable. For those in the automotive industry seeking support, mental health and disabilities of any kind affecting you, then this charity is an absolute must.” (Dave Hancock, BEN, 2017)
Every year, the Bangers4Ben event attracts many from the auto industry nationally to take part in a multi-day rally across Europe using a custom car worth no more than £750. The custom vehicle will then go under the hammer in an auction at the end of the race.
For the event this year, Codeweavers Sales Managers David and Adam have been working hard to prepare the custom themed vehicle (yet to be revealed) and no doubt the challenging part of the journey has yet to come. The car will have to handle all sorts of European terrain and road environment, so we have to prepare for anything during the 4-day rally.
Day 1: Weybridge to Reims, France
Day 2: Reims to Stuttgart, Germany
Day 3: Stuttgart to Bruges, Belgium
Day 4: Bruges to a mystery location
During last year Bangers4Ben event, Codeweavers raised an astonishing £700+. As a result of this year, we are trying to make a bigger positive impact and together with your contribution, however small, we can do even better. You will play a crucial role in enabling us to provide life-changing support and help deliver a significant impact on the car industry.