Road Haulage Association Benevolent Fund

The Road Haulage Association Benevolent Fund (a registered charity) works to help people in hardship who are, or have been, connected with the Association. This includes members and former members of the RHA, their employees and former employees, as well as their dependants. It also covers employees and former employees of the RHA.

RHA Benevolent Fund Offers a Free Medical or Day’s CPC

If you’ve been made redundant recently we’d like to offer you a little bit of help to get you back on your feet.

We’re offering a free day’s driver CPC to help you keep your skills up to date, or an HGV driver medical if you need one to renew your licence whilst you’re getting back into work.

We’d ask you to apply through the RHA Benevolent Fund which will fund the CPC or medical so long as you were made redundant from a current RHA member firm.

RHA Benevolent Fund Chairman, Jim French MBE said: “This is a completely new concept for the RHA Benevolent Fund.

“We are living in unprecedented times since the advent of COVID-19 and the trustees wanted to initiate measures to help those in our industry who were struggling as a result of the virus.”

What we’re offering

You can apply for a day’s Driver CPC with our own RHA Training team, which can be an online course or a classroom session at our Peterborough site. We have dates available between October and December.

Or you can book a free D4Drivers HGV driver medical which you can take at one of their 85 UK sites.

How to apply and what happens when you do

The process is straightforward – complete the application form and either email or post back to us.
We will reply to confirm approval and provide booking details.
Please don’t go direct to D4Drivers or RHA Training to apply for these offers.

Keeping you safe from COVID-19

RHA Peterborough site – We enforce strict and clear social distancing, issue sanitiser and offer face masks on request. See our ‘Back to Class’ video on how we’ve made our site as safe possible.

All D4Drivers’ doctors wear protective mask and gloves for clinics, replacing them for every medical they carry out. You must wait outside the clinic venue (or in your car if you are within view of the clinic) prior to your appointment if suitable space is not available inside the venue. They will specify this information on your booking confirmation.

About the Benevolent Fund

The RHA Benevolent Fund was established to support employees or former employees of members or the Association, who have suffered financial hardship.

This is a completely new venture for the Fund – previously it has purely responded to the claims received and has not publicised any form of support other than that above.

The Fund is mainly financed by donations from RHA members and money raised at social functions – see how you can help below.

RHA Benevolent Fund – registered charity number 1082820.


The assets of the fund are held in trust by elected trustees drawn from the RHA’s Board of Directors, the association’s regional councils and representatives from member companies. The finance department at the RHA’s head office in Peterborough administers the fund.

You can contribute in the following ways:

  • Make a monthly donation - Donate by direct debit. It’s an easy and convenient way to support our work. Make a difference not just today but every day and allow us to deliver more high quality support.
  • Make a single donation - Make a single donation using a debit or credit card. It’s quick, easy and secure and you'll be making a difference today.
  • Donate by post - Please make cheques payable to: RHA Benevolent Fund and mail your donation to: Benevolent Fund Coordinator, RHA, Roadway House, Bretton Way, Bretton, Peterborough, PE3 8DD.
  • Fundraising events - Have fun and raise money either by taking part in one of our events or by creating and running your own. RHA members who already raise money for local charities can choose to make a contribution to their own benevolent fund.
  • Legacies - You can make a lasting difference by leaving a gift to the RHA Benevolent Fund in your will. It’s so easy to arrange and your legacy will help ensure the security of the fund for years to come.
  • Become a Centurion - Centurions participate by investing £100 in the fund at the beginning of the year. Each month a Centurions’ draw is held, with cash prizes ranging from £50 to £125 and every June a cash prize of £500 is awarded.

Remember, both individuals, sole traders and partnerships can make tax-free donations under the Gift Aid scheme.

Applications can be made via email or post using the RHA Benevolent Fund Application Form and including the full documentation required. A checklist of the information required can be found on the last page of the application form.

The RHA Benevolent Fund General Privacy Policy can be found HERE.

The RHA Benevolent Fund Data Retention Policy can be found HERE.

More Information on Data Protection can be found HERE

To find out more about how you can help, or to let us know of someone who needs our support, please contact us at or alternatively please call Naomi Hirst (Fund Coordinator) on 07710173047

RHA Benevolent Fund, registered charity number 1082820