Combining innovation and compassion, a Laing O’Rourke project team at a prestigious central London development raised an amazing £11,417 for construction and property industry charity CRASH.
Members of the Laing O’Rourke team organised a number of events for workers, including golf days and rugby games in an adjacent Royal Park, in aid of CRASH – a charity which focuses on improving buildings used to help homeless people.
The cheque was presented to CRASH’s Project’s Manager Nicola Baskerville at their latest development in the City of London, by members of the original project team.
CRASH receives no government backing and is entirely funded by the generousity of the construction and property industry. Their practical approach matching industry expertise to the needs of homelessness projects means that vital renovations and developments can be carried out to a high standard, providing a safe, sustainable and welcoming refuge for people in need.
CRASH Chief Executive Francesca Roberts said: “In our sector we all know that well designed and expertly built environments have a positive effect on how we feel and behave. It’s no different for people who are homeless. Welcoming buildings that are safe, clean and built with quality materials give people shelter as well as confidence and hope for the future.
“We are delighted to have been chosen as Laing O’Rourke’s benefiting charity on this occasion, and extremely grateful for their support. Thanks to them homeless people have the chance to get a roof over their heads, work through their problems and move on.”