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At Bench Events we are proud to demonstrate our social responsibility through our commitment to corporate-led charity fundraising. We recognise the importance of building connections with the community and empowering local people to live and work in ways to support their environment. Over the years we have championed specific charity causes to stop poaching, beat cancer and help improve the lives of others.

AviaDev Africa Outreach. Luhlaza high School, Cape Town

AviaDev believes passionately in leaving a legacy and making an impact in the destination it takes place and each year, we organise an outreach event in a local school. Working...

Climbing Mt Kenya in support of the Mountain Bongo

In February 2019, a group of 6 hikers took on the challenge of climbing Mount Kenya, the second highest mountain in Africa, as a fundraising initiative led by Bench Events...

FIHA Charity Run in support of SOS Villages d’Enfants Morocco

During our inaugural Forum de l’Investissement Hôtelier Africain (FIHA) event which took place in Marrakech in February 2019, Bench Events organised a Charity Run in support of SOS Village d'Enfants...

AviaDev Europe Charity Run – Valencia, Spain

In December 2018, we successfully inaugurated our first European aviation event – AviaDev Europe – in sunny Valencia. As it´s been a great tradition over all AviaDev events, we organized...

Bench Events supports The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust at AHIF 2018

Bench Events is extremely proud to support The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) at AHIF 2018 as our designated charity for the event. During our charity auction at the evening...

Africa’s next generation of Aviators represent AviaDev at Youth Connekt

Africa’s largest Youth Summit, Youth Connekt took place 8-10th October in Kigali, Rwanda. The event brings together the youth of Africa and aims to create 10 million new jobs, nurture...

Aviators Africa Academy visits Ghana

Accra, Ghana 30th August 2018 The Aviators Africa Academy was launched in Lagos in April 2018 by Jon Howell, Managing Director of AviaDev and Toni Ukachukwu, founder and editor of...

Bench Events Journey with the Great African Caravan

The Great African Caravan aims to promote peace, sustainable development, and global citizenship. It is the brainchild of Akram Feroze, a theatre director from India. He has gathered 12 artists...

The Bench Herd Multiplies

In January 2018, Bench Events adopted its very own herd of goats. They graze on land just outside Kampala, Uganda, lovingly tended to by Kevin Kiganda.Each member of the Bench...