The Ben Ball, an annual fundraising event for the motor industry’s charity was held on December 11 at the Roundhouse in Camden.
The new venue was the first time the event has been held anywhere other than the Grovesnor House hotel on Park Lane for over 70 years.
Some 650 guests were hosted by Ben’s Chief Executive, Zara Ross, and Fundraising Director, Matt Wigginton. The evening included spectacular entertainment with Ben’s Greatest Show, a gospel choir, music from the band, Fully Funktional, and much more. The audience enjoyed guest appearances from Mat Watson from CarWow and also Jonny Gould, charity auctioneer and Channel Five presenter.
The evening saw around £87,000 raised for the charity with a number of motor trade bosses pledging to take part in a series of ‘Industry Leader Challenges’ throughout 2020.
Matt Wigginton, Fundraising Director at Ben, said: “Ben Ball 2019 was absolutely extraordinary – a stand-out event! We would like to thank everyone who came along to the Roundhouse to be part of something truly special and inspiring. With your support, we’ve raised an incredible sum of money to help us continue providing life-changing support across the automotive industry. Thank you to everyone for your generous donations, we couldn’t do what we do without you”.