December Fundraiser Helps Charity Support Construction Workers

An impressive £212,000 was raised by the Lighthouse Construction Industry charity for construction families in crisis.

On 7 December 1000 Guests were entertained in the grand dining room of the Park Plaza Hotel in London by ‘Change Control to Major Tom’, the winners of best band in the Construction Rocks 2018 contest.

The event was the launch pad for the new Construction Industry Helpline app, a free mental health app providing vital information, advice and guidance on many wellbeing topics including stress, anxiety, depression, anger and suicidal thoughts.

Following a gourmet three course meal, the event kicked off with a ‘heads and tails’ competition, a golden ticket prize worth £1000 and a raffle, with all the winners generously donating their prize money back to the charity. A surprise visit from Des Moore, Chairman of the NASC and CEO of TRAD Scaffolding also saw the charity receive a donation of £30,000 which was raised by members at the annual NASC awards evening and ball.

Each year, the charity awards the ‘Peter Capel’ Cup to recognise organisations that have made a substantial contribution to the charity’s work. This year the award was presented to construction software firm, COINS, which developed the app.

COINS CEO, Robert Brown said, “It has been a privilege for us to support the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity and we are absolutely delighted to have received this award. Funding and developing this app is our way for COINS to give something back to the construction industry.”

Guests were also treated to entertainment from comedian Andrew Bird, actor James Nesbitt OBE and Tenor Martin Toal.

Bill Hill, CEO of the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity said, “The money raised will go towards continuing our vital helpline services and developing our Building Mental Health programme so that we can continue to support our construction families in need and make a real difference to people who have nowhere else to turn.”

Next years event is scheduled for Friday 6th December, tables can be reserved on the Lighthouse Construction Industry website.

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