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Weʼre raising £3,000 to help raise funds for Simon & his family. Andy Benn has kindly set up to raise funds towards equipment and further rehabilitation

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What if this happened to me?

Helping Simon and his family after suffering a life threatening spinal cord injury. Simon is a Patissier/Development chef since 1994 and worked with some prestigious companies over the years.

In October 2015 Simon was injured with a spinal cord injury from a viral abscess on the spinal cord. Simon spent 8 months in hospital and has ongoing rehabilitation to help him. In addition having to cope with all the stresses related with a disability psychological and physically.

Unfortunately the catering industry isn’t the easiest business to return to with a disability. There are issues like wheelchair access, kitchens and establishments not suited for people with disabilities.

A good friend and previous work colleague Andy Benn which worked with Simon at Maison Blanc, has kindly set a challenge to raise money for Simon and his family being struck with this devastating life changing injury. But also to make the industry aware of people with disabilities, and ask the question ‘what if this happened to me?’

The challenge for Andy and some friends to walk up and down Ben Nevis as many times possible, which will take place on the longest day of the year, 21st June 2018.

Any funds raised will help Simons family and support Simon, but also campaign for people within the catering industry. Making the industry aware that suddenly being hit with a disability could happen to anyone at anytime.

Simon setup a group called Cater4SCI

which will only help to get more of the big names aware within the industry.

Any donation would be so gratefully received to help Simon’s family, and further rehabilitation.

It will also help spread awareness and start a worthy project & campaign to help injured/disabled chefs within the catering trade. #CATER4SCI

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  • Simon Holwell5 months ago
    Simon Holwell

    Simon Holwell

    5 months ago

    Very humbling that more donations are still coming in. Andy and Si Malcolm did me proud by using their time to challenge themselves to go up and down Ben Nevis on the 21st June 2018. So far a percentage of the money is being put towards a new light weight wheelchair. Which I should be getting at the end of July. The rest will help in further rehabilitation which is still very important to my injury. We are still taking donations so please pass on to as many people. Thank you 👍🏼

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Page last updated on: 7/9/2018 9:02 AM



  • Anonymous


    Jul 5, 2018

    Thank you so much Mum, Rebecca, Diana and Mandy Love xxxx


  • Andrew Parker

    Andrew Parker

    Jul 2, 2018

    I sincerely hope that things improve for you.


  • Samantha Brown

    Samantha Brown

    Jun 23, 2018

    Such a lovely thing to do Andy - well done mate. Simon I hope the recovery is going well and that you’re still working your magic creating awesome flavours - you’re a true talent 🙌


  • Steven Bridgehouse

    Steven Bridgehouse

    Jun 21, 2018


  • Kim Davis

    Kim Davis

    Jun 21, 2018

    Hope this small amount helps. X


  • Emma Vaghela

    Emma Vaghela

    Jun 20, 2018


  • Franco Trapanese

    Franco Trapanese

    Jun 18, 2018

    Warmest wishes to you and your family. Sending you lots of positive strength. Franco 😊

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Simon Holwell

Simon Holwell

London, UK

A good friend Andy Benn is raising money for Simon. The challenge to Walk up and down Ben Nevis as many times possible on the 21st June 2018. Any donation would be greatly received which will also raise awareness for Simon’s project Cater4SCI.

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