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March 7, 2020

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‘4 Peak Challenge’ fundraising event to support construction industry

The Lighthouse Construction Industry, a charity designed to financially and emotionally support the construction community and families, has started a fundraising challenge.

It has called all companies and individuals in the construction industry to help fundraise for the ‘4 Peaks Challenge’ and ‘On Yer Bike Challenge’, in hopes of raising £300,000 for workers and families that have suffered long term injuries, illnesses or extra support.

Team members of The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity will participate in the challenge. Dubbed as the ‘Peaky Climbers’, CEO of the charity, Bill Hill, Marketing Manager, Michelle Finnerty, Digital Marketing Executive, Laura Anderson and honorary Lighthouse team member, Laura’s father, David Anderson, will all take on climbing the mountains together.

Between 10-12 September 2020, the volunteers will scale four of the highest mountains for the ‘4 Peak Challenge’. This includes Ben Nevis (1,345m) in Scotland, Helvellyn (950m) in England, Snowdon (1,085m) in Wales and Carrauntoohil (1,038m) in Ireland, within 48 hours.

In 2019, the charity raised a total of £1.13M through charitable services to support the wellbeing of the construction industry.

Alongside the 4 Peaks Challenge, the charity is also organising an ‘On Yer Bike’ cycling challenge, with cyclists covering 210 miles from Leitrim to Killarney in three days, taking in some spectacular scenery along the way.

Both events will conclude in Killarney, with a celebratory gala dinner to celebrate everyone’s achievements.

Bill Hill, Charity CEO said: “I’m conscious that my head may have made a commitment that my body can’t keep. This event is team building at its absolute best and it’s something that we and everyone else will remember for the rest of our lives.

“It goes without saying that this is going to be a huge personal challenge for everyone involved, both physically and mentally. What will really motivate us is to see our fundraising amount increase, so we’re hoping to get lots of support. As a charity, it’s vital that we continue to deliver pro-active interventions for our construction workers in crisis and ensure that situations do not reach a life critical stage. Our mission is to ensure that no worker feels alone in a crisis, so please be generous with your sponsorship”, he added.”

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