Ben Johnson - Forget me not foundation


Future Events

  • Cheese and Wine evening, Friday 10th February 2017
  • Ben's Day 2017 (this is the tenth year since we lost Ben), Sunday 28th May 2017 (hope we can make it our biggest ever). Go to our "Ben's Day" page to register on line now.
  • Race Night - date to be confirmed

Email: Alternatively call or text Neil on 07711 567 286

Recent Events

Our Quiz Night at Gravesend Rugby Football Club, 23rd September 2016, organised by Jade was a complete sell out and raised a staggering £723. Our Benefit Dinner followed at The Ship Inn, Southfleet, 11th November 2016, which proved to be a lovely, cosy setting, with good food and good company, enjoyed by all who attended, raised over £200. Thank you to all of our supporters old and new.

Elliott Reid completed the Three Peaks Challenge on 16 th July 2016 as well as completing "Ben's Day" this year. He has raised an amazing amount of over £1700 gaining sponsorship by accepting other challenges such as waxing his chest and legs, painting toenails pink, boxing 5 people with one hand behind his back, and more. Elliott's video challenges are now on YouTube! What a fantastic way to remember Ben.
Thank you El.

"Ben's Day 2016", which took place on Sunday 29 th May at Gravesend Rugby Club, was a huge success with over 150 runners, walkers and supporters and Leukaemia Care in attendance. Adam Holloway, our local MP opened the day with very poignant, inspiring words reminding everyone most importantly why they were supporting Ben's Day, he also took time to jog along with some of the runners. Thank you Adam for making our day so memorable.

The lead up to Ben's Day this year was also supported by PHAB, one of our local charities who organised their very own fun run/walk on Wednesday 25 th May in memory of Ben. A very big thank you to Eileen and everyone who took part/attended. A phenomenal amount of £1085 was raised for the Foundation, taking our overall total to over £10,000.

Past Events

"Ben's Day" is a fun run to suit all abilities, whether a practiced runner or a casual walker. "Ben's Day 2015" was a huge success, a reunion for some and first time for others. Kevin Hateley, Fundraising Manager from Leukaemia Care opened the day. Thank you to everyone who came along and helped to make a difference. An amazing £7000 was raised in sponsorship. Check out the photos by clicking onto Leukaemia Care Link.

Other Events

April 2014 Michael Haynes completed the London Marathon raising a phenomenal amount of £2500 for the Foundation.

Sept 2013 brothers Richard and Michael Haynes completed the Ipswich Half Marathon raising a fantastic £1600 for the Foundation.

And many more. . .

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