Civil engineer was so impressed by help from charity, he became its chairman

A new awareness raising film focuses on how the ICE Benevolent Fund once came to the aid of its Chairman, Jon Sturgess CEng FICE.

In the three minute film, Jon describes how 6 years ago, a sudden job loss in the middle of a costly house renovation brought an unexpected and worrying financial crisis.

Jon is a member of the ICE and so the Benevolent Fund was able to step in. The Ben Fund provided short-term financial support and helped Jon get back to work in a civil engineering role.

Once he had experienced the Benevolent Fund’s support, he then joined the charity as a trustee and this year became Chairman.

“The point of the film is to show, through my own story, how the Ben Fund can help engineers facing some kind of crisis,” says Jon. “It was a very difficult and challenging time for me. Financial problems are only one of many ways the Ben Fund helps engineers – it can also help with housing, employment, financial education, counselling, health and mental well-being. If you need them, get in touch.”

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