Paralympian Ade Adepitan Inspires CPA Guests

Construction Products Association’s 2016 Autumn Lunch proved another sell-out success with guests raising more than £6,500 for their industry’s charity CRASH.

In keeping with CPA’s usual stellar line up of guest speakers, television presenter and medal-winning wheelchair basketball player Ade Adepitan MBE entertained guests with an inspirational speech and brought is own brand of humour to the prize draw (pictured above).

CRASH would like to extend special thanks to the following organisations who so generously donated items for the prize draw:
• Grange Hotels donation of a dinner for two and overnight stay at one of their London hotels
• NMBS donation of a Makita six-piece cordless power tool kit
• SRS Recruitment Solutions donation of a £200 John Lewis voucher
• Courtney Smith Group donation of a case of champagne

CRASH’s Kate Marsh said:  “We are so incredibly grateful to the CPA for choosing CRASH to benefit from this great event. It is so valuable for the charity to achieve exposure to such an influential, targeted audience and to raise such a substantial amount.”

The Construction Products Association represents the UK’s manufacturers and distributors of construction products and materials. The sector directly provides jobs for 313,000 people across 21,000 companies and has an annual turnover of more than £50 billion.

Construction products form and define our ‘built environment’, enabling our everyday life. The industry creates the products and materials necessary to build and refurbish homes, offices, shops, roads and railways, schools, hospitals and everything in-between.

It’s the roof over your head and the floor under your feet; the walls in every room together with the insulation and heating systems that keep those rooms comfortable; it’s bathroom fixtures and kitchen worktops; pipes that bring water and sealants to prevent leaks; the doors to lock and the windows to see out; it’s the foundations, frames and fabric for every building, every street and every structure around you; and, the paints to colour it all.

All of this is produced and supplied here in the UK by a highly skilled, innovative workforce using advanced, sustainable methods.