2019 - 2020


Every year at the Bennetts Coaches Annual Staff Party, we hold an auction and raffle to raise funds for our charity of choice. Over the past six years, we have raised in excess of £13,000 for our chosen charities.

This year, we are raising money for the James Hopkins Trust who provide nursing respite care for Gloucestershire’s life limited and life threatened young children.

The James Hopkins Trust was established in 1989 to provide care for babies and children up to the age of 5 who have a life limiting or life-threatening condition while supporting their families. They currently support over 100 children in Gloucestershire and have helped well over 600 children and their families in every corner of Gloucestershire. They are here to create very special, lasting memories at Kites Corner, which is filled with love and laughter.

James Hopkins Trust needs an enormous £570,000 a year to ensure Gloucestershire families with a life limited or life threatened young child continue to receive free nursing respite. This is approximately £1,700 a day. A huge amount, but if everyone in Gloucestershire paid just £1.00 each, we would be able to help more Gloucestershire families.

£10.00 – will pay for a child to enjoy 1 hour in our multi-sensory room.

£15.00 – will pay for a 1-hour nursing respite in the child’s family home.

£60.00 – will pay for a 4-hour respite session for one child at Kites Corner.

£500.00 – will pay for one child’s 24-hour break and sleepover at Kites Corner.

If you would be willing to provide a gift, donation or voucher that we could auction or raffle on the evening of the Staff Party which is taking place on Saturday 4th January 2020 please contact the office. Any contribution you can make, no matter how small, would really be appreciated by everyone at Bennetts and this year’s charity, James Hopkins Trust.

Please support the cause so that between us, we can make a difference for the children and families of Gloucestershire.

Thank you in advance for your kindness and generosity.

2018 - 2019

We are delighted to announce that Bennetts Coaches raised an incredible £5,100.00 for the Breathe Magic Programme at our Charity Fundraising Event that took place at our Annual Staff Party on 5th January 2019.

To find out more about Breathe Magic please visit their website: www.breatheahr.org

Or you can click on the following video where the programme is explained beautifully: http://breatheahr.org/videos/2015-summer-camp/


For 2017-18 we chose four charities as they have all supported our business partner, Roy Bennett, following his Superkart collision in August 2016 where he was paralysed from the neck down.

We are delighted to announce that we raised an incredible £2,675.00, at the Bennetts Coaches Charity Fundraising Event that took place at our Annual Staff Party on 6th January 2018, distributed to the following charities:

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