Benson Gateshead Get Dressed for Children in Need

In Packaging on October 24, 2013 at 9:54 am

Benson Group, one of the UK’s leading privately owned printed folding carton manufacturers, is getting itself ready for a big fundraising push for this year’s Children In Need event. The company’s North East production sites have created Fancy Dress Friday’s in order to get the pounds rolling in, along with a number of other activities that are due to raise even more funds.


With the actual BBC event due to happen on November 15, there are a few Friday’s to go yet: further photographs are anticipated! The current schedule for themes includes:

October 25: 60’s, 70’s, or 80’s Pop Stars

November 1: Halloween

November 8: Famous Sports Stars

November 15: Free-for-All with a prize on offer for the best!

Commenting on the fundraising activity, Carol-Anne Lynch, who is co-ordinating the event at Benson Gateshead, said: “We wanted to do something for Children In Need that everybody could get involved in easily and at no great cost. Our first week was focused on school-wear, and we have already raised £50 from those who preferred not to dress up! I am quite sure that our fancy dress capabilities will expand further as the next few Friday’s come along.”

Other donation raising activities are already in the Benson Gateshead plan, including two members of the management team who are willing to swap club colours for the day: Sunderland and Newcastle shirts being exchanged. An “I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here” banquet is also being organised, with a menu of “not so pleasant” dishes scheduled to arrive at the table for the management team to trial. More details on these and other Benson Group fundraising activities to follow shortly!

To support this fundraising fun visit

Want to get your own fundraising underway? Why not do what Benson Gateshead have done and visit the BBC’s Children In Need web site at:

Keep in touch with events and news by logging into the Children In Need Twitter page @BBCCiN, which will include the latest images from Benson Gateshead as the fancy dress photos come along.

About Benson Group

Benson Group is one of the UK’s leading privately owned printed folding carton suppliers, producing packaging product for both the food retail and healthcare industries for a wide range of UK and European customers.

The business manufactures packaging product at four production sites covering in excess of 400,000 sq ft. Benson Group continues to grow and expects to achieve annual sales for the current financial year in excess of £120 million. Food and beverage processors are the main customers at Bardon and for the company’s two North East facilities in Newcastle and Gateshead. The fourth site in Crewe serves healthcare and consumer care markets. In recent years, investment in new plant and equipment across the four sites totals in excess of £22 million. The group employs over 900 UK based employees across all four production sites.

Benson Group creates packaging for many well-known companies, brands and retailers. Key account clients across the Group include Two Sisters Food Group, Reckitt Benkiser, Greencore, and Samworth Brothers. The company is an approved supplier for all of the UK’s leading retail chains. Food and healthcare packaging is exported to customers in countries throughout Europe.

For further information on the Benson Group visit the web site.



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