Environment and Charitable Donations

Ben’s Bus supports a number of sporting and environmental charities in the UK and abroad. As a member of the sporting and travel community, we believe we have a duty to give something back. We also work with specialist, local French ski transfer coach companies. Asides from being able to safely transport our customers in the mountains, they help the environment by using modern, larger and more efficient vehicles as well as collecting rainwater to wash those vehicles.

bens bus airport ski transfers charitiesA few years ago, we changed the way we give money to charities. The hope was that the total amount we donate each year would increase, whilst also giving our customers the opportunity to contribute a little something too.

We now ask our customers, when they book a shared airport ski transfer with us, if they wish to donate 25p to charity. If they do, Ben’s Bus will match that 25p. So each booking you make, whether it be from Grenoble Airport, Geneva Airport or Lyon Airport, will result in a total of 50p going to good causes. We have a blog post here showing how much we gave each charity at the end of the 2018 / 2019 ski season, or you can read more details below.

 

We’ve chosen a few good causes which we think compliment our business ethos. Here are the 4 charities that Ben’s Bus supports. In total, Ben’s Bus and our customers have together raised £6, 400 for Charity.

 

SOLAR AID

 

Solar AidBen’s Bus cares about the environment. It was one of the reasons Ben first launched Ben’s Bus. The roads up to the beautiful mountains are too often clogged up with thousands of cars. Our shared transfers generally involve 50-seater coaches, meaning cheaper prices for you, less hire cars and private transfer vehicles on the road and smaller carbon footprints. SolarAid is a charity committed to helping African villages use their natural, renewable resources to better their lives whilst making minimal impact on the environment. So your donation will help bring your carbon footprint down even further.

Our customers have raised £674 towards this charity and Ben’s Bus Ltd has donated a total of £890.

 

BRITISH SNOWSPORTS FUND

 

Ben’s Bus has been helping out our young snowsports stars for a few years now by offering free seats on our shared ski transfers out of Geneva Airport and Grenoble Airport to a few select athletes so they can train in resort. And in 2016, we decided to take our support a step further. We became an official supporter of the British Snowsports Fund, a great funding initiative set up to support Britain’s future Olympians and the development of emerging British snowsports talents. We’re hoping that this will raise the profile of skiing in Great Britain whilst helping to fund our up-and-coming stars. 

Our customers have raised £674 towards this charity and Ben’s Bus Ltd has donated a total of £674.

 

WATER AID

 

water aid logo WaterAid is a charity with initiatives in over 37 countries around the world. They mainly operate in Africa and Asia by improving access to water, sanitation and hygiene to those that need it most. A quote from their website reads “We tackle the crisis from all angles. We work with local partners to deliver clean water and toilets and promote good hygiene, and campaign to make change happen for everyone everywhere.”

Our customers have raised £674 towards this charity and Ben’s Bus Ltd has donated a total of £890.

 

SHELTER

 

shelter logo

Shelter is a UK homelessness organisation. A quote from their website reads “Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that one day, no one will have to turn to us for help.”

Our customers have raised £674 towards this charity and Ben’s Bus Ltd has donated a total of £890.