Our People

The NewstrAid Benevolent Fund, still affectionately known as “Old Ben”, is the news trade’s own charity, for the benefit of individuals in the retailing and distribution section of the newspaper and magazine publishing industry throughout the UK.

Our Aim

To provide welfare for persons who are, or have been, employed in the selling and distribution of newspapers and magazines in the UK, including their immediate family and dependants who are in need, hardship or distress

Our Mission

To provide welfare to qualifying beneficiaries and to deliver those funds in ways which deliver the best value of support in the context of rigorous governance.