Craig’s Pennine Cycleway – May 2022
Our MD, Craig Sanders, took on the gruelling Pennine Cycleway for Lighthouse Club because 2 suicides per day in construction, is 2 too many!
“I was shocked to hear that two construction workers take their own lives, every working day in the UK. Long working hours, tight deadlines, lack of a routine, working in isolation and separation from their families, all contribute to poor mental health within the industry. After being asked by a ‘very old’ friend to cycle the 355-mile Pennine Cycleway route from Derby to Berwick-upon-Tweed – close to the Anglo-Scottish border – I decided to use it as an opportunity to raise awareness and funds for a charity that supports the backbone of UK construction; an industry I have worked in for the last thirty years.
The Lighthouse Club Charity is the only charity that provides emotional, physical and financial support to construction workers and their families. Their work includes, but is not limited to, emergency financial aid for families in crisis as well as advice on occupational health and mental well-being. They also provide a free and confidential helpline, the first point of contact for workers and their families who are struggling, an asset to an industry in which talking does not always seem easy
If my gruelling adventure saves just one life, it’ll be the most rewarding thing I have ever done. Any contribution, no matter how big or small, will be hugely appreciated.”Donate here
Alan’s Goggins 4 x 4 x 48 – March 2021
#AskAlan and his friend Dean, ran 4 miles, every 4 hours for a total of 48 hours on 5th March 2021.
“I think it’s fair to say that COVID has had a huge impact on all our lives. It’s clear that this has affected a lot of our mental health’s, I know myself and many friends and family have felt some times harder than normal so myself and my friend Alan wanted to highlight the work MIND do to support people dealing with mental health challenges whilst at the same time getting some exercise and a socially distance run done together to keep us smiling So, on 5th of March we are running 4 miles, every 4 hours for a total of 48 hours (that’s 48 miles over two days, to save you the maths 😊).”