Who we help

We help anyone in need in the licensed trade, whatever age or background and wherever in Scotland they are based, provided they have worked in the Licensed Trade for at least three years full-time. The three years do not need to be consecutive.

We can provide beneficiaries with discretionary financial support or one-off grants for emergency situations. Examples include:

  • support in covering utility and household bills
  • the provision of home furnishings
  • funding for injury rehabilitation equipment
  • the supply of mobility and transport solutions

As well as day-to-day-support, we also own The BEN Pitlochry Estate, consisting of 18 bungalows, which provides accommodation for current and retired members of the industry as well as offering ‘Respitality’ breaks for carers.

Whether you need financial, social or emotional support, or are facing any other difficulties in life, please get in touch and we will do everything we can to help.

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The stories of the people we support

 
Ann

Ann from Edinburgh

Ann’s husband suffered a stroke and could no longer walk and talk, she was finding it difficult to get him out in his wheelchair as he was too heavy to push.
Sue

Sue

Sue broke her leg in an horrific accident and was unable to work, her physiotherapist suggested she get hydrotherapy to help her recover and the BEN were pleased to help, she is now on the road to recovery.
Elizabeth

Elizabeth

Elizabeth owned her own home but unfortunately did not have enough money to repair her leaking roof to allow her to stay in her own home, we stepped in and she is now living happily in her home which is now wind and watertight.
John

John

We helped John by arranging transport to and from hospital to enable him to complete his chemotherapy sessions without waiting for hours for additional transport.
Eric

Eric

Eric was finding it increasingly difficult to get about due to arthritis in his legs so we managed to get him a scooter and it has made such a difference to the quality his life.
Caring

Paul

Paul phoned the office just before Christmas asking if we provided food parcels, his house was up for sale, he was working and trying his best but had no money left for food.
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Mary from Glasgow

Mary contacted us very distressed as she was living next to drug addicts who partied all weekend and had started to bother her with the noise.

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Recent News

LtoR The BEN Sue Buchanan (past president) Andrew Lawrence (new president)  Stephen McGowan (vice-president) and Paul Waterson (patron)
The BEN appoints Andrew Lawrence as new president

Andrew Lawrence has been elected as the new president of the Scottish Licensed Trade Benevolent Society at the charity’s AGM

 

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