The Speedway Riders' Benevolent Fund was formed on 26 September 1947; it's object being the benefit of speedway riders and former speedway riders and/or their dependants by way of grants, loans, educational fees or otherwise as the Trustees may deem fit and proper in deserving cases.
While the Ben Fund Bonanza relies on a huge number of volunteers and helpers, here we introduce you to just a few of the key figures involved not just in the meeting itself but with other fundraising and organisational activities throughout the year.
Former speedway referee, took over from Bernard Crapper as SRBF Secretary and Treasurer, now Chairman. Ben Fund Bonanza originator.
Took over the SRBF Secretary/Treasurer role in 2018. Knows speedway inside out and has a medical background.
Former trials and scrambles rider. Served for 11 years on FIM duties and became Chairman of SRBF with Bernard Crapper. Retired as Chairman two years ago but remains a Trustee.
SRBF Trustee, Edinburgh promoter and Chairman, former SCB Director and Chairman of the BSPA for several years. Current BSPA President.
SRBF Trustee, Wolverhampton promoter with interest in other tracks, former Chairman of BSPA for several season. Current SCB Director.
SRBF Trustee, speedway star for 20 years (1979-1998) riding for Glasgow, Middlesbrough, Belle Vue and Edinburgh.
Gill provides vital support in all aspects to husband and SRBF Chairman Paul.
Maureen and her husband (former referee Dave) support the Bonanza every year providing trophies and other assistance.
Got involved with the SRBF with Bernard Crapper and have remained loyal supporters for over 15 years. Long time supporters of Oxford Speedway.
Long time Oxford supporter who got involved with the SRBF with Bernard Crapper and has remained assisting with track collections ever since.
Long time Oxford supporter, got involved with the SRBF with Bernard Crapper. Involved with the Save Oxford Speedway group and writes articles for Backtrack Magazine.
Neil will be Clerk of the Course this year at Mildenhall Speedway following a year of training.
Rowena spent 30 years at NatWest bank before discovering speedway around 15 years ago.
Responsible for all SRBF PR and editor of the Ben Fund Bonaza programme. A new member of the team who also works for a number of clubs across the season.
Former Glasgow junior, father to ex-rider Cal, worked on marketing speedway and training schools. His graphic design talents were 'volunteered' by Kenny McKinna when Paul Ackroyd took over.