We're The Ben... We care for the people of the licensed trade. Find out how you can help and support this cause.

Support the Scottish Licensed Trade Benevolent Society

Supporting The Ben is easy and there are many ways to help. Each year, we need to raise £300k to support former and current members of our trade facing financial, social and emotional difficulties. Please take a moment to see how you can help us reach that figure this year.

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Our new mental health campaign is now LIVE! Our help hotline is a FREE number and our trained counsellors will advise and can also arrange FREE counselling sessions for those in need! We have also arranged for you to join us at our FREE Mental Health Roadshows which we will be rolling out throughout Scotland! Please find current dates below with more to come!

The Mental Health Seminars will begin at 10am and complimentary tea, coffee and morning rolls will be provided

Let's tackle mental health together! you are #Notalone

Donate to Win!!
Giving to charity can be rewarding
Not only does your money help thousands of people, it also entitles you to be entered into a prize draw where you can win lots of prizes!
One for the win!
Our Donate 2 Win lottery is a fun way for the Clutha Trust and SpiritAid to raise funds while giving you the chance to win incredible prizes.
Each month it costs just £1 to play with ALL the money going DIRECTLY to the causes we support. Do this one simple thing and feel good that you’re making a difference to thousands of children in your community!
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Apply for Help

Have you worked in the trade and have a financial need? If so, you can apply to the BEN for help...

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How We Help



Eric was finding it increasingly difficult to get about due to arthritis in his legs so we managed to get him a scooter and it has made such a difference to the quality his life.

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