ICE President Paul Sheffield has started his term by encouraging members to use the ICE Benevolent Fund
The Ben Fund has a wealth of services designed to build engineers’ personal resilience, so they're best placed to cope and manage, whatever changes they face in their professional and personal lives.
On a visit to the Ben Fund's offices in Sussex to meet the team, he said: “It’s fantastic that we have this resource available for members and that guidance is on offer to help with wellbeing and personal development, as well as stepping in in times of crisis.
“I would encourage all members to have a good look at the range of services on offer as part of your ICE membership benefit package.”
ICE Ben Fund - helping engineers through change
As president, Sheffield will serve as Patron to the ICE Benevolent Fund during his year of office.
While at the Ben Fund office, he heard about the type of support the organisation offers to ICE members, former members and their families.
Sheffield has always been a strong supporter and donor of the Ben Fund throughout his career.
Kris Barnett, CEO of the ICE Ben Fund, said: “Here at the Ben Fund, we see that change is the only constant in our members’ personal lives too and managing transitions and change can be the most challenging times for people.
“Whether that be positive transitions such as progressing from being a student through to working, leaving home, establishing relationships, becoming parents, buying a home and progressing your career, through to more challenging transitions such as job loss or experiencing financial hardship or bereavement.
“We hope that the Ben Fund can be their constant source of support through all these periods of change, challenge and transition.”
Watch Paul Sheffield explain why he donates to the ICE Ben Fund.