We are proud to announce that our UK Construction team have raised over £8000 for Mary Seacole Nursing Home, City Harvest and The Childhood Trust over the last 4 months. With lockdown affecting everyone’s lives across the globe, vulnerable communities are in dire need of support. In an effort to bring a helping hand, our UK Construction team has taken the initiative to not only setup one-off and weekly donations as well as a fund raising bingo but has also gone the extra mile by running and walking for a number of charities.
The funds have been raised by one-off and weekly donations, an online bingo event and a walk/run challenge on the May bank holiday weekend. Honourable mentions are to be made to Guy Delmage for the longest continuous walk (37.6 km) from Winchester Cathedral to Salisbury Cathedral. We then have Dave Jones who had the highest total combined run/walk of 66.49km, followed by Thomas Rache for what we believe was the longest run with 26.01km just pipping Mike Crouch with 25.22km. As for the fastest time-clocking, we have Graham Medland on the men’s side with 21.18km at an average of 4:37 per km and Julia Kenny for the fastest women’s time clocking 12km at an average of 5:10 per km.
As part of this initiative, our first charity, Mary Seacole Nursing Home at Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has received a total of £1,600 in the form of two deliveries of toiletries (sanitising gel, shower gel, hand cream and shower caps. As part of this, we have also provided an iPad to help them communicate with their families and entertainment in their down time as well as arranged pizza Thursdays over the last few months.
Our second charity, City Harvest, a London based charity that helps distribute food to organisations that feed the vulnerable has also received monetary donations of £5,500. Not only are we helping them financially but we have committed ourselves to also volunteer once outside of lockdown.
As for The Childhood Trust, a London based charity for disadvantaged children who suffer hunger, abuse and neglect during the COVID-19 crisis, we have raised a total amount of £210.00 in an online bingo event.
Martin Hiller, Chairman of Construction said:
“We are very proud of the funds raised and the team’s participation far beyond our original thoughts. Our increased awareness of the charity work, the significant challenges and importantly the people benefitting has provided the commitment and drive to continue our support”