News May 2024

Ready, Set, Row!

The Construction Industry Dragon Boat Challenge in partnership with Building Magazine returned for its 24th year raising vital donations for industry charity, CRASH.

Teams from across the construction industry gathered at London’s Surrey Docks on Thursday 23rd May for a fun-filled day on the water. Rowing their way to the final whilst raising vital donations for CRASH’s work helping homelessness charities and hospices with their construction projects.

Hosted by event organiser, NewWave Events, this team-building day is a firm favourite in the construction industry calendar and raised an incredible £27,000 in aid of CRASH.

A donation to CRASH was included with every entry as teams fundraised their way across the finish line, and secured their charity raffle tickets for the chance to win an amazing array of prizes. From premier league football tickets to gift vouchers, kindly sponsored by AECOM, Dulux Decorator Centre, Galliford Try, London Building Control and TRIbuild Solutions.

CRASH extends a huge thank you to all those who made the day so special, including volunteers Ash Sood and Joseph Roberts from Beale & Co who helped sell raffle tickets!

Now to crown the winners…

Congratulations to First Place team, and overall race winners, McBains with a final row of 65.84 seconds!

  • Second Place: Opera
  • Third Place: Horizon Construction
  • Fourth Place: Walter Lilly
  • Highest Placed Platinum Crew: Opera

A BIG congratulations to Top Fundraisers Neilcott Construction who raised an incredible £8,433 to support their industry charity, CRASH

Congratulations to the Best Fancy Dressed team, HCG who rocked minion fancy dress for their ‘Despicable sea’ theme – we thought you looked great!

Thank you to the companies who entered teams; AECOM, AKT II, BAM UK & Ireland, CBRE, CBRE Global Workplace Solutions (GWS), CBRE Managed Services Limited, DORNAN ENGINEERING LIMITED, Eckersley O’Callaghan, , exigere, FulkersBaileyRussell | Certified B Corp, GRAHAM Group, HCG, HFW, HOK, Horizon Construction Group, ISG FIT OUT LIMITED, Kingspan Insulation, Knauf Insulation, Linesight, Meinhardt Group, McBains, Neilcott Construction Limited, Opera, Overbury, Parkeray Ltd, Reds10, Rider Levett Bucknall, Scene Architects, Thomas Sinden Limited, TRIbuild Solutions, Walter Lilly, 8build.

“I was delighted to attend my first Construction Industry Dragon Boat Challenge in aid of CRASH. Thank you to our media partner Building Magazine, event organisers NewWave Events and the wonderful teams from across the construction industry who joined us. The fundraising efforts were incredible and will go on to leave a lasting impact in our communities when combined with the best of the industry’s professional expertise and construction products. I’m already looking forward to next year’s event in what will be the 25th, Construction Industry Dragon Boat Challenge.”

Trisha Pickersgill

Chief Executive at CRASH

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