The Benevolent – the Drinks Industry Charity – provides practical, emotional and financial support to those who work, or have worked for at least five years in the drinks industry or 20% of their working life in the trade. There is no minimum or maximum age requirement and it currently supports people in a variety of medical and financial situations.
The charity defines the drinks industry as any part of the supply chain including, but not limited to, production, distribution, marketing, import, export and sales of alcohol in both the on trade and off trade of the UK market. In practical terms this means anyone who has worked in pubs, breweries, bars distilleries, off licenses and warehouses or in an office based role at a company producing, distributing or selling primarily alcohol.
Each case is considered on an individual basis upon receipt of an application form, evidence of employment history and a visit from The Benevolent’s local welfare officer.