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Southampton woman wins a new car – with her initials already on the number plate

May 30th 2017 |

When Louise Le Grande bought a ticket to win a brand new car she was one of thousands hoping to win a Ford EcoSport from Hendy in a lottery to raise funds for Cancer Research UK.

Chance to win a car and meet Franny

April 13th 2017 |

Don't miss out on your chance to purchase your Benali's Big Ball lottery ticket for a chance to win a Ford EcoSport 1.0 Zetec 125PS worth £17,315

Competition Winners Announced

November 30th 2016 |

Franny's in the picture!


November 16th 2016 |

Francis Benali was today awarded the honour of Freedom of Southampton in recognition for his fundraising achievements for charities.

Benali's big thank you

October 17th 2016 | News

Francis Benali has thanked all those who have supported him on his Big Race.

Emotional welcome home for Franny

October 16th 2016 | News

Francis Benali returned home to a hero's welcome.

The end is in sight

October 16th 2016 | News

Francis Benali is heading for home - and a hero's welcome.

Birthday boy boosts Benali

October 15th 2016 | News

Matthew Le Tissier spent his 48th birthday running through London with Francis Benali.

Hope and heartache in homecoming

October 14th 2016 |

Franny's homecoming will be an emotional event for Southampton mum-of-four Sue Jones.

Franny an inspiration to brave Joe

October 14th 2016 |

Battling leukaemia, Joe Scully may have endured a tougher three years than most his age – but he still says he has a lot to be thankful for.

"Three in a million"

October 13th 2016 | News

Three very special people are firing Francis Benali towards the finish line

London Calling

October 13th 2016 | News

Francis Benali is bracing himself for some serious capital punishment.

Revised final route update

October 13th 2016 |

Due to last minute changes on the route, Franny will now be making his way home to St Mary's on a revised route

"He’s a Superhero"

October 13th 2016 |

Boy Josh Carrington thanks Franny for fundraising

Benali's back-up team in the spotlight

October 13th 2016 | News

Francis Benali's support team are working round the clock to keep him going.

Ronan Keating backing Benali

October 12th 2016 | News

Ronan Keating has given his support to Benali's Big Race.

Benali's Big Race Wristbands now in stock

October 12th 2016 |

Find out who has stock of the wristbands to show your support

Hammond's helping hand

October 11th 2016 | News

Former Saint Dean Hammond ran and cycled with Francis Benali today.

Alan Stubbs praises Benali

October 10th 2016 | News

Cancer survivor and Rotherham manager Alan Stubbs is full of admiration for Francis Benali.

Familiar faces for Franny

October 10th 2016 | News

Three former Saints team-mates turned out to meet Francis Benali at Leeds.

Moran turns out for Franny

October 9th 2016 | News

Former Saints striker Steve Moran met Francis Benali at Hull City.

Sky's the limit for the Benalis

October 9th 2016 | News

Francis Benali's children are skydiving to raise money for charity.

Benali goes to Hull and back

October 9th 2016 | News

Francis Benali is on a Highway to Hull.

Friendly face for Franny

October 9th 2016 | News

Francis Benali met up with former Saints team-mate Neil Maddison at Middlesbrough.

Homeward bound

October 8th 2016 | News

Francis Benali is heading for home!

Toughest day yet for Benali

October 7th 2016 | News

Francis Benali says Day 6 has been the most gruelling so far

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October 7th 2016 |

Franny fights fatigue

October 6th 2016 | News

Francis Benali is feeling the strain

Adam Lallana greets Francis Benali

October 6th 2016 | News

Former Saints star Adam Lallana has paid tribute to Francis Benali

Cause keeps Franny going

October 6th 2016 | News

Francis Benali continues to be inspired by the courage of cancer sufferers

Benali's injury blow

October 5th 2016 | News

Francis Benali has suffered a hamstring injury on his challenge

Burnley back Benali

October 4th 2016 | News

Burnley are looking forward to welcoming Francis Benali back to St Mary's

Day two

October 3rd 2016 | News

Francis Benali has made it to Swansea... via Cardiff

Two down... 42 to go

October 2nd 2016 | News

Francis Benali has successfully made it to Bristol...

Great send-off for Benali

October 2nd 2016 | News

Francis Benali's greatest challenge is under way...

Ready for the big day

September 30th 2016 | News

Francis Benali is ready and raring to go...

Franny keeps on track

September 30th 2016 | News

Francis Benali will be kept on course by Ordnance Survey and Open Tracking...

Southern Communications sponsor Benali's Big Race

September 29th 2016 | News

Southern Communications have been announced as the title sponsors of Benali's Big Race

Benali keen to help again

September 26th 2016 | News

Find out when Francis Benali made the decision to do a second challenge...

Nerves kicking in for Franny

September 22nd 2016 | News

Francis Benali has admitted he is feeling nervous ahead of his challenge.

Benali needs to bulk up

September 22nd 2016 | News

Francis Benali needs to watch his weight ahead of the challenge

Benali booked again

September 20th 2016 | News

Francis Benali will be holding a signing session in Waterstone's at 11.30 at Waterstone's in WestQuay Southampton

Benali's Big Race in the Daily Mail

September 16th 2016 | News

Francis Benali was no stranger to a no-nonsense challenge during his playing career, a trait which has led the Southampton stalwart to his latest charity quest.

Franny's race against time

September 15th 2016 | News

Francis Benali is finding there are not enough hours in the day as he prepares for his challenge.

Unfinished Business

September 10th 2016 |

Benali still aiming to raise a million

No Turning Back

September 9th 2016 |

Franny is ready for the challenge

Benali's Big Race Launch at Staplewood Training Ground

September 8th 2016 |

Franny joined by Saints first team for the launch of Benali's Big Race

Franny on front page of Daily Echo

September 8th 2016 |

Make sure you grab your copy of the Daily Echo today! Franny reveals all about his next epic challenge