Ilkeston charity Ben’s Den brings back May challenges to provide holidays for children with cancer

Ilkeston Charity Ben’s Den is urging people to challege themselves this month and raise funds to provide a holiday for a child living with cancer.

Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 11:43 am
Tracey Parker, a staff member at Kirk Hallam Community Academy, has brought back Ben’s Den May Challenges

Tracey Parker, a staff member at Kirk Hallam Community Academy, has brought back Ben’s Den May Challenges.

Ben’s Den was set up in memory of her son Ben Parker passed away in 2003 after a three-year battle with leukaemia.

It provides free caravan holidays for families with children fighting leukaemia or cancer.

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Tracey Parker, a staff member at Kirk Hallam Community Academy, has brought back Ben’s Den May Challenges

Last May, to celebrate Ben’s 30th, they raised £11,000 by challenging people to do 30 things a day for 30 days.

Tracey said: “After popular demand, we’re running The May Challenges again, but for 31 days as he’ll be 31 years old.

“The money we hope to raise this year will fund a holiday home that can be used all-year round for families to make memories together."

To donate visit the Ben’s Den Facebook or web page or search for 'The Ben Parker Trust Fund’ on uk.virginmoneygiving.com.

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