The Association of Brickwork Contractors (ABC) recently held their annual dinner in London attended by 120 people representing 50 of the largest brickwork contractors and their supply chain. ABC is a trade body representing the largest specialist brickwork contractors across the UK.
Our CEO, Bill Hill, delivered a presentation about mental health issues within the industry and how companies can get involved with making a difference. A collection on the night raised a magnificent £850 for our charity.
Eve Livett, CEO of ABC said;
“Our core focus is to protect and support the role of the bricklayer and their health, safety and mental wellbeing is of paramount importance to us and our members. That is why we are choosing to support the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity, to ensure that our members know where to turn to in a crisis and to develop a positive mental health culture within the brickwork sector. On a personal note, I also raised money for the charity by running the London 10k a few years ago as I think it’s important that everyone within our construction industry ensures that they give something back to support their own.”
“For the last three years our Charity Impact Report has highlighted the fact that of all the sectors within our industry, the bricklaying sector has always made up the largest proportion of those needing financial and wellbeing support, so the figures speak for themselves. And with two construction workers taking their own life every single working day, we are morally obligated to do everything we can to change these horrendous statistics. Our mission is that no construction worker should feel alone in a crisis and we can only do that with the support from organisations such as the ABC. I’d like to say a huge thank you to all the members who supported us on the night and for making me feel so very welcome”