In 2015, Ben Smith set off on an unimaginable challenge, running 401 marathons in 401 days. He raised £330,000 for two anti-bullying charities. His adventure inspired hundreds of thousands around the globe to not only make a difference in their own lives, but in the lives of others. The story could not end there, too much had changed so in 2016, The 401 Foundation was set up by Ben as the legacy of the challenge.
The vital funds raised by the charity provide accessible grants from £100 - £3,000 for grassroots and community projects, supporting them to make an impact in their communities so that everyone can ‘find their happy.’
We value the importance of mental wellbeing and help people empower themselves and their local communities to build confidence, self-esteem and promote positive mental health.
We firmly believe everyone has the right to ‘find their happy’ and aim to provide support, empathy, and care so we can truly make a positive difference.