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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 Charity Run

Bench Events is proud to organise a Charity Run at our Africa Hotel Investment Forum on 25 September 2019 in Addis Ababa, in support of local charity AHOPE Ethiopia. AHOPE...

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...

Bench Events supports The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust at AHIF 2018

Bench Events is extremely proud to support The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) at AHIF 2018 as our designated charity for the event. During our charity auction at the evening...

Africa’s next generation of Aviators represent AviaDev at Youth Connekt

Africa’s largest Youth Summit, Youth Connekt took place 8-10th October in Kigali, Rwanda. The event brings together the youth of Africa and aims to create 10 million new jobs, nurture...