NTS backing Lighthouse Club in October fundraising drive

Highways Reporters

An award-winning traffic management business has launched a campaign to ‘draw’ in funds for a construction industry charity close to its heart.

Nationwide Traffic Solutions (NTS) will pledge £5 for every drawing of a traffic management  (TM) scheme that the company completes during October to its 2017/18 chosen charity, Lighthouse Club, which supports construction workers and their families in crisis.

The family-run traffic management company, which chooses a worthy cause each year has selected Lighthouse Club for the second year running.

Lighthouse Club provides financial, legal and emotional support to construction workers and their families whose lives have been affected by injury, illness, death or bereavement. The team has launched the unique campaign in a bid to smash last year’s fundraising total of £1,180.

NTS produces a high volume of TM drawings for its customers, spanning all sectors including utility, construction and security. Its computer-aided design (CAD) designers will be poised at their keyboards throughout October to fulfil requests for traffic management plans from old and new customers.

NTS director Grace Goodall said the campaign was the first of its kind for the company and the team is calling on customers old and new to help surpass last year’s total.

‘This is the first time we have ever done anything like this and think it’s a great way for us to use our strengths to help raise as much as we can for Lighthouse Club,’ he said.

‘The gauntlet has been thrown down and our team are ready and raring to top last year’s total. Roll on October!’

Bill Hill, CEO of the Lighthouse Club construction industry charity, said: ‘It’s great to hear that for the second year in a row we have been chosen by Nationwide Traffic Solutions as their charity of the year. Their ongoing support means that we can continue to offer a financial and emotional lifeline to construction families in crisis via our construction industry helpline.’

NTS in-house designers use the latest CAD software and Cone 10 Designer to outline detailed, scaled traffic management schemes which are implemented by operatives on location. The team turns around drawings for their customers within 48 hours of the request and all plans are designed in accordance with Chapter 8 and CDM regulations.

To make a donation to Lighthouse Club, visit the team’s Justgiving page.

The Lighthouse Club is also the Official Charity Partner for the Highways Awards gala evening on Wednesday 18 October.

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