President Spreads Festive Cheer with Cheque Presentations
NASC President Lynn Way ensured Christmas came early for two charities by presenting them with cheques for £25,000.
Mrs Way handed over the sums to The Royal British Legion and Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity on behalf of the NASC and its members last week.
The bulk of the money donated was raised at the NASC Annual Ball & Awards, held at Celtic Manor Resort on Friday 22 November.
Members submitted dozens of bids for a host of auction lots including luxury getaways and sports memorabilia. The fundraising figure was boosted by standalone member donations on the night as well as contributions from the NASC and CISRS, bringing the grand total raised to £50,000.
Mrs Way presented the Royal British Legion with a £25,000 cheque on Thursday 5 December before handing over the same amount to the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity at its Christmas fundraising event the following day.
Amy Llewellyn, Senior Manager – Community Fundraising & Poppy Appeal at The Royal British Legion, said: “The Royal British Legion are delighted to receive this donation from the NASC and would like to thank everyone who donated so generously at the Annual Ball and Awards.
“This donation will enable our welfare teams across the UK to provide practical, financial and mental health support to veterans and to continue our work in remembering those who gave their lives for our freedom.”
Bill Hill, Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity CEO, added: “Our Construction Industry Helpline is now receiving over 250 new cases per month from construction workers and their families in crisis. Last year, 11% of these cases are from roofers and scaffolders.
“We receive no public funding and cannot operate our helpline or deliver our charitable support services without the generosity of organisations such as NASC. We cannot thank you enough for your support and this significant donation.”
NASC President Lynn Way said: “Once again, NASC members dug deep into their pockets to help raise significant sums for two deserving charities. I’d like to thank each and every member that placed a bid during the auction or made a private donation for their generosity.”