You can save the life of a construction worker today

03/08/2018

A message from the Lighthouse Club construction worker charity.

Did you know that every single working day in the UK two construction workers take their own life, and that stress, anxiety and depression accounts for a fifth of all work- related illness?

That’s why the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity have launched their new ‘Save a Life’ campaign and are reaching out to the construction sector to make a difference by pledging to make an annual donation and becoming a company supporter.

With predictable funding the charity can plan and grow their vital charitable work and ensure that their 24/7 Construction Industry Helpline continues to deliver the emergency financial and emotional support that our construction workforce and their families so badly need.

Bill Hill, CEO of the Lighthouse Club Charity said: 'We’re on a massive journey to change attitudes towards mental health and leading the way with the industry's Building Mental Health programme. By ensuring that every one of our 2.1 million construction workers know where to turn to in times of need, you and your business can make a real difference to people’s lives and help eradicate these horrific figures.'

Change the life of a construction worker today by simply providing an annual donation of either £250, £500 or £1000. In return we will send you a pack of our helpline cards for you to distribute to your workforce and posters to display throughout your business and share your support on our social media channels.

And if you pledge a £1000 donation per annum we’ll say a great big thank you by including your logo on our website’s Company Supporter Page.”

Click here to save a life today

 

Highways is a proud supporter of the Lighthouse Club, which created the Construction Industry Helpline. Last year alone this service supported over 1,500 construction families in crisis and provided over 400 families with a total £735,000 of emergency financial help.

The helpline gives advice and support on issues ranging from stress and depression to legal, debt management and taxation advice. The charity receives no public finance and relies on the support from within the industry and its nationwide network of 21 independent, volunteer managed Regional Lighthouse Clubs to fund its charitable work.

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