Andrew Leigh has worked in the motor industry since he was 15 and has supported BEN through Payroll Giving for many years.
Always fit and healthy, Andrew played badminton in the Southport league until he damaged some ligaments and dislocated his knee. He needed an operation which put him out of work for three months, and as he was playing sport he didn't qualify for mortgage protection. His statutory sick pay wasn't enough to cover his mortgage and bills. Thankfully, with his knowledge of BEN, Andrew knew where to turn for support and advice.
Tina, our Welfare Officer in his region, visited him and helped renegotiate payments on his mortgage. BEN also helped Andrew meet council tax payments by giving him a grant. Not having to worry about paying vital bills helped Andrew concentrate on getting better and back on his feet. "I'm so glad I made the call to BEN," he said. "It has made my life easier and now I'm back at work and I always support BEN whenever I can. I never thought I'd need BEN's help, but the team really came through for me when I did and I urge all my colleagues in the industry to get behind their charity.