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raised of £10,000 target by 219 supporters

    Weʼve raised £22,871 to Support charities close to Ben's heart.

    Funded on Friday, 22nd December 2023

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    This page and fundraising are created in memory of a wonderful man, son, brother, husband, daddy, friend - Ben Burton.

    Ben passed away on 26th October following his battle with brain tumour; a battle that he took on with positivity, courage and in a way that we all admired every single day.

    Ben was an inspiration to so many people in all walks of life and people were always drawn to him, his energy was infectious. Ben was a professional ‘networker’ as he loved meeting people and making friends, he loved getting to know everyone, hearing stories – he was so curious about everything! He was also accepting, welcoming and very positive, which provided a light for so many of us.

    Ben was a huge advocate for sport and always said that the best way to recover from a night out was to exercise; he had great competitiveness in him, but he was always very kind; Ben loved life and people in it.

    Ben loved his family and always talked about his daughters, he wanted to see them grow up and build a life.

    I can continue to list all fantastic qualities here and write about Ben but actually there are not enough words to describe Ben.

    When Ben was diagnosed with brain tumour, he immediately started raising much needed funds for the Brain Tumour Charity. He always said – the cure cannot wait, and he was so right. Illnesses like the one Ben suffered continue to take lives of amazing people and we all have the same dream in our hearts - to see the day when this will come to an end.

    This page is to raise funds for two causes close to Ben’s heart – The Brain Tumour Charity and the Myton Hospice in Warwick that cared for Ben during his last weeks.

    All proceeds will be split between these organisations so please support this page – every little bit means so much.

    To support this fundraising, we’ve entered a big team from construction industry to participate in Tough Mudder 2023 – 10k and 20 challenges. Some of us have a good level of fitness and some of us will have to work very hard to complete this challenge but we all want to do it for Ben, we want to make him proud, and we want to raise money for causes that were important to him.

    I never thought we will be doing this in Ben’s memory, but the reality is harsh and all we can do is stay strong, stay focussed and live, live, live as this is what Ben would have wanted us to do!

    Thank you for reading and thank you for your donation. And finally, we all need to be a bit more Ben!




    • Karina Connolly - on behalf of Construction Industry in the Midlands1 year ago
      Karina Connolly - on behalf of Construction Industry in the Midlands

      Karina Connolly - on behalf of Construction Industry in the Midlands

      1 year ago

      We now have 100 people in our construction tough mudder team #BeMoreBen! So so grateful for everyone who signed up and donated so far! Bring on all the challenges on the 25th June! x

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    Page last updated on: 12/16/2023 02.42



    • Anonymous


      Dec 16, 2023


    • M R Allen Ltd

      M R Allen Ltd

      Aug 16, 2023

      Congratulations on completing the Tough Mudder run for what is such a worthy cause. Mark & Jenny Allen


    • Meg Bailey

      Meg Bailey

      Jul 28, 2023

      Great cause and a great charity event !!


    • Anonymous


      Jul 28, 2023

    • Anonymous


      Jul 28, 2023


    • James H

      James H

      Jul 28, 2023

      For a good cause and a great guy

    • Huw


      Jul 12, 2023

      Well done Matt & the rest of the team.


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    I am just one of many people who cared deeply about our lovely Ben.

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