On 17th July 2021, six football teams came together to participate in a charity football day in memory of Adam Mcilheron, a builder in the construction industry who sadly took his own life last year.
Event organiser, Louise Moir was Adam’s cousin and, together with other family members, she decided to organise the event to raise money for the Lighthouse Club and to remember Adam. The event raised a whopping £5500 which will ensure that construction workers and their families have all of the emotional, physical and financial support they need in times of crisis,
Louise said, “We found the Lighthouse Club to be a more personable charity that offers a lot of support to people suffering from mental health and for their families, With Adam working within the construction industry it was a natural and fitting choice for us”.
During the day, there was live music, a bouncy castle, raffle and, of course, a football tournament.
The event received lots of support from locals and even received a shout out from Luke Burr, a famous musician. Many of the players that took part also work in construction so it was also about raising awareness of the support available if people needed to reach out. Tom McConkey, Lighthouse Charity Ambassador also attended and was able to share information about the vital services the charity provides.
This is an annual event and Louise is already looking forward to holding their charity ‘Lighthouse Day’ every year and pledging her continued support to the charity,
A huge thank you goes out to Louise for this fantastic fundraising day which not only honoured Adam, but will ensure that others who are struggling will have the support they need. Thank you so much.