Be More Ben – Mountain Mission 2023

The pace team are very proud to share with you some news on a fantastic charity that we have had the privilege of supporting recently… Be More Ben. 

Ben was just 8 years old when he died from a rare and very aggressive brain tumour called DIPG. Prior to his diagnosis he was a fit, healthy and happy young boy who loved football, both playing for his local team and watching Bristol City FC.

In the weeks following Ben’s death, rather than being bombarded by help from professionals, Shane and Sarah, Ben’s parents, noted there was a huge gap in the market for reliable, ongoing support. Even less for bereaved siblings and nothing for other family members; grandparents, aunts and uncles.

This is why they set up The Benjamin Pritchard Foundation – Be More Ben in June 2018. Be More Ben provides parents and families affected by the death of a child (under the age of 18) with networking opportunities, days out and activities and offers ongoing support services such as talking and complimentary therapies.

In a mission to help even more families and provide even more support to those that need it most the team at Be More Ben have a new challenge for 2023, their biggest and most ambitious yet…

Mountain Mission 2023

Participants will take on the biggest and best hills in the Lake District – 15 miles, 5,000 feet of ascent, summiting 8 mountains in one (very long) day! 

Included in the registration fee of just £50* is transport to and from the Lake District, 2 nights accommodation, breakfast, evening meals and a packed lunch for the climb.  You will also have the support of the base-camp team and highly qualified and skilled mountain leaders to give those that take part the best (and safest) chance of summit success.

All they ask is a minimum fundraising pledge of £500 per participant. There are just 50 spaces available, so be quick or miss out!

Every journey begins with a single step. To find out more and sign up please click here 

Families have described Be More Ben as ‘a lifeline’ and ‘exactly the kind of support they have been looking for’. This feedback from the families really does show how this support means…

They currently support over 85 families from across the South West with both therapeutic  – both counselling and complimentary therapies – and peer-led meetings and sessions where families can come together and talk about their loss with others.