Tripod Crest, the leading road planing and surfacing specialist, has named Lighthouse Club as its official charity for 2017.
This will be the first time Tripod Crest has formally supported a charity. The initiative is being led by Tripod Crest Estimator Sophie Norville and all staff will be involved with fundraising, which will include sporting challenges, cake sales, curry nights with other sponsored events already planned.
Darren Stokes, Managing Director at Tripod Crest, kick-started the company’s fundraising campaign by recently completing the Rat Race, the world’s biggest and best obstacle racing weekend, raising over £1,190 in the process.
Darren commented: “The Lighthouse Club Charity does fantastic work for the construction industry and it is very fitting we support our own sector. We are putting plenty of effort into raising money for this important cause and I am encouraging all employees to get involved.”
Bill Hill, Chief Executive at Lighthouse Club, commented on Tripod Crest’s pledged support: “We are honoured that Tripod Crest have chosen us for their charity partner this year and pledged to hold several Lighthouse Days to raise vital funds for us.
“Every year there are about 40 fatalities within the UK construction sector and more than 2,000 major injuries that leave workers incapacitated. These worrying statistics show that there is still much work to be done to make our industry a safer one and to make sure everyone gets home safely after the end of their working day. We can only do this with support from companies like Tripod Crest.”