Bill Hill CEO of Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity (SPRA are one of the Building Mental Health Charter signatories) has kindly provided us with an update regarding the organisation; including their Impact Report for 2019. Certainly worth taking some time to review. Bill’s letter can be viewed here:
”I am delighted to share with you our Impact Report for 2019. This is our annual opportunity to let you know the impact we are making as a charity and how we are spending your money.
At a time when our industry needs our support the most, it makes me hugely proud to see the giant strides we are making as a charity to ensure that our construction workforce get the support they need and deserve.
As one of our valued Building Mental Health Charter signatories we know that you are committed to making a difference to our construction community. We also recently sent you an email asking you to participate in the first major benchmarking exercise to discover how far our industry has travelled on its ‘Road To Wellbeing’. We would really appreciate it if you could take the time to complete the survey and let us know about the good work you have been doing to improve your workforce’s wellbeing.
Our 2019 Impact Report details the huge increase in demand for our 24/7 Construction Industry Helpline services, the introduction of free and pro-active wellbeing sessions, the success of a major nationwide project to increase the number of on-site mental health first aiders and of course the development of our Construction Industry Helpline app which now features even more information and guidance than before.
The report illustrates our impact in 2019 but it goes without saying that we are all currently dealing with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a charity we are struggling to make up for the huge deficit in our income as a result of our events calendar being decimated, but since our crisis Appeal launch in April we have recouped nearly £500,000 of our £1 million shortfall.
I am always humbled by the way our industry pulls together in times of need and this has been no exception. We still have a long way to go to achieve our 2020 fundraising goal and secure our charitable services but I am confident that our industry will support us all the way.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank every single person and company that has supported us. Whether you’ve run a mile or a marathon, whether you’ve donated pennies or pounds, your contribution means the world to our construction community, you have quite literally saved lives and helped us take another step towards our mission to ensure that no construction worker or their family is alone in a crisis.
I hope you find our report informative and thank you again for your ongoing support.
Bill Hill, Charity CEO”
Source Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity