£525.00 raised for 'We Build the Future' charity

Posted by: sara-jane

This year an impressive £525.00 was raised for ‘We Build the Future’ in partnership with Cancer Research UK at the 2019 North and East Yorkshire Building Excellence Awards held on Wednesday 19 June at The Principal York Hotel.

Each year the LABC President selects a charity of their choice to support.  This year’s second Welsh President Dave Sharp, Building Control Manager at Wrexham has chosen to support a construction and built environment sector charity – ‘We Build the Future in partnership with Cancer Research UK’.

We Build the Future is a new charity which aims to transform care and support in the construction and built environment sector.  We build the Future is working in partnership with Cancer Research UK, the world’s largest Cancer charity and are part of an industry wide movement leading on improvements in health and wellbeing.

1 in 2 people in the UK born after 1960 will be diagnosed with some form of cancer during their lifetime.  Around 12,000 people working in our own construction industry will be diagnosed with cancer every year and it is estimated to currently have 150,000 construction sector workers either with cancer or in remission which is 5% of the workforce.

The grand total raised on the evening was £525.00.  Dave Sharp LABC President said ‘on behalf of the entire team I would like to thank everyone involved in the North and East Yorkshire Building Excellence Awards’.  We were delighted to have been chosen as this year’s charity and to receive the wonderful donation of £525.00 as well as this great opportunity to create awareness of the work carried out by ‘We Build the Future’.

Polly Wootton from ‘We Build the Future’ said ‘We Build the Future is thrilled to be benefitting from the support of LABC in 2019 and thankful to the team who organised the North and East Yorkshire Building Excellence Awards.  LABC’s donations will help transform care and support in the construction and built environment’.

Robert Harper organiser of the LABC North and East Yorkshire Excellence Awards said ‘we are delighted to be able to support such a worthwhile charity which helps so many’. 

Picture: Polly Wootton from 'We Build the Future'.