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At Bench Events we are proud to demonstrate our social responsibility through our commitment to corporate-led charity fundraising. We recognise the importance of building connections with the community and empowering local people to live and work in ways to support their environment. Over the years we have championed specific charity causes to stop poaching, beat cancer and help improve the lives of others.

AHIF 2019 Delegate Bags

The AHIF 2019 delegate bags were custom-made in support of Our Father's Kitchen, a community kitchen that feeds underprivileged children. OFK is a non-profit project initiated by The Lime Tree...

AHIF 2019 Charity Run

This year's Africa Hotel Investment Forum included a Charity Run on 25 September 2019 in Addis Ababa, in support of local charity AHOPE Ethiopia. The run was hosted by none...

The Cotswolds Way Challenge

In June 2019 the Bench Events’ Charitable Committee supported Matt’s 100km Ultra Marathon – The Cotswolds Way Challenge. Matt decided to walk the distance, starting in Bath and ending in...

The AviaDev Africa morning run

Every AviaDev, we come together on the final morning to get energised for the day ahead and raise valuable funds for local causes. At AviaDev Africa, 65 delegates joined us...

The AviaDev Ambassadors - inspiring the next generation

It is a commonly accepted fact that one huge item holding back Aviation development in Africa is the availability of skilled human capital. Whilst we cannot create the jobs, AviaDev...

AviaDev Africa Outreach. Luhlaza high School, Cape Town

AviaDev believes passionately in leaving a legacy and making an impact in the destination it takes place and each year, we organise an outreach event in a local school. Working...

Climbing Mt Kenya in support of the Mountain Bongo

In February 2019, a group of 6 hikers took on the challenge of climbing Mount Kenya, the second highest mountain in Africa, as a fundraising initiative led by Bench Events...

FIHA Charity Run in support of SOS Villages d’Enfants Morocco

During our inaugural Forum de l’Investissement Hôtelier Africain (FIHA) event which took place in Marrakech in February 2019, Bench Events organised a Charity Run in support of SOS Village d'Enfants...

AviaDev Europe Charity Run – Valencia, Spain

In December 2018, we successfully inaugurated our first European aviation event – AviaDev Europe – in sunny Valencia. As it´s been a great tradition over all AviaDev events, we organized...