About Ben Shaw
Ben Shaw was a much loved and intelligent 15-year-old, who was passionate about life and helping. In September 2017, while working out at his local PCYC gym, Ben's life was suddenly cut short.
So many amazing stories emerged following Ben's accident. They warmed the hearts of anyone who knew him and for those who didn't know him, many now want to know more. Ben’s reputation preceded him and he was described as being kind, generous and quick to give of his time and his possessions to those around him. He was a spirited young man, with a ‘glass half full’ attitude and an energy that
would light up the room when he walked in.
Ben was also a typical teenager, fun loving and cheeky with a wicked sense of humour. He didn’t give up easily and was a strong character - a born leader with an inner drive to change the world. He continually questioned things, always looking for a different, better and more efficient way of achieving the outcome he wanted . People trusted and confided in him and you always knew he had your back.
In just a few short years this special young man was able to play a very personal role in the lives of so many individuals he crossed paths with. His legacy will live on long into the future.
Anyone who can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.
'You've got this!' - Ben Shaw
The BENefit Team
The BENefit Team are a group of people who are keeping Ben Shaw and his legacy front of mind. We do this through our activities, conversations and community philanthropy. Everything we do is about never letting Ben be forgotten and forging his values through our activities.
We are committed to continuing Ben's vision of making the world a better place.
Ben was passionate about life. He loved to laugh, give and love. We know through his legacy that even the smallest acts of kindness can often make the biggest difference.
In 15 short years, and still today, this beautiful young man was able to make his mark on the world and have a significant impact in the lives of others.
Imagine the difference we could make if we all worked together!
Our Mission & Vision
Our mission is to make sure Ben is never forgotten. We will continue to talk about him and tell stories about his life.
Our vision is simple - to see the world through Ben's eyes and to be open to any opportunities to create a positive change in his memory. In doing this, we will continue Ben's legacy of making a difference.
We are very deliberate about everything we do and our actions are always with the view to making the world a better place.
In doing this, we know his memory lives on.