Benson Gateshead Reaches Children in Need Target Early!

In Packaging on November 12, 2013 at 4:34 pm

Benson Group, one of the UK’s leading privately owned printed folding carton manufacturers, is working hard for this year’s Children In Need event. The previously announced Fancy Dress Friday’s taking place at the company’s North East production sites have proved a tremendous success: so much so that the original £1,000 fundraising target has already been met and has now been revised to £1,500.


The schedule for themes has included:

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 easily get involved in and at no great cost. I am amazed at how successful they have been already: we reached our initial £1,000 target the weekend before the BBC’s Children in Need event, which takes place on Friday, November 15. We will, of course, carry on raising funds, and now have £1,500 firmly in our sites!”

Other donation raising activities still in the Benson Gateshead plan include two members of the management team who are willing to swap club colours on November 15: 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!

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Further events at the company’s Bardon site are also planned for Friday the 15th, including a bake sale and fancy dress.

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. These can be viewed on the Benson Group Twitter page @BensonGroup.

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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