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The Benevolent gets generous financial boost

The Benevolent, a charity dedicated to helping vulnerable members of the drinks community, has received a generous financial boost from industry members.

David Cox (pictured), CEO of The Benevolent, has expressed his thanks to the drinks industry for their generosity

At the Spirits Masters Awards Lunch, where The Spirits Business recognised the achievements of its Spirits Masters winners and named its Spirits Grand Masters, drinks industry professionals donated a total of £830 to The Benevolent – all of which will support those who have worked in pubs, breweries, distilleries, off licenses and warehouses, as well as those in office-based roles.

The money was raised through the raffle of a limited edition Glenfiddich Foundation Reserve bottle, an expression celebrating brand-owner William Grant’s 125th anniversary, which coincides with The Benevolent’s own 125th anniversary.

David Cox, CEO of The Benevolent, said: “Raising this money is fantastic and it just shows how generous our friends and colleagues in the drinks industry can be.

“All the money raised will go towards supporting those who are working, or who have worked, in the drinks trade and who have fallen on hard times or who are in need of practical, emotional or financial help.

“As the trade’s charity, The Benevolent is there to support everyone and this type of fundraising allows us to expand our work to a greater number of beneficiaries.”

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