July 2019

From handling CIS and Self Assessment to tackling tax refunds for tens of thousands of building trade clients each year, RIFT was built to lighten the load of UK construction workers. Our partnership with the Lighthouse Club charity gives us the chance to do even more. The Lighthouse Club offers vital financial, practical and emotional support for people in construction, and we’re proud to stand with them and champion their work.

Here’s a run-down of the charity’s key news and events for this month.

Last chance to run the British 10K for Lighthouse Club

The clock’s ticking on your chance to run what’s being called the world’s greatest road race route, taking in some of the most iconic landmarks in London. There are just 12 places left open for this year’s race, which features an amazing street party atmosphere and the opportunity to make a real difference in people’s lives. You can find the pledge form here: https://www.lighthouseclub.org/virgin-sport-british-10k-london/, or contact Steve Radcliffe for more information on 07786 021523 or marathon@lighthouseclub.org.

New record high for Lighthouse Days

There have been a record number of Lighthouse Days held over recent weeks, with so many rolling their sleeves up in aid of the charity. Here are just a few examples from our latest crop of Lighthouse Day heroes:

  • Team Heathrow holding a Dragon Boat race at Lake Dorney.
  • SCF Solutions cycling from Winchester to Exeter over 2 days.
  • Beale Homes completing the famous Yorkshire 3 Peaks.
  • 11 colleagues from Chartwell Controls taking part in the 5k Mud Monsters Run.
  • Dan Fryd from BECG riding the CBRE 100km cycle through the Surrey Hills.
  • 16 runners from JA Burke tackling the Great Birmingham 10k Run.
  • Natalie from Skanska completing the Wimbledon 10k.
  • Barry from Morrisroe climbing to Everest Base Camp at 5,364m.

Fancy getting involved? Download your Lighthouse Day fundraising pack here: https://www.lighthouseclub.org/wp-content/uploads/Lighthouse-Club-Fundraising-Pack-Infographic-updated.pdf

West of Scotland Branch golf day a great success

Lighthouse Club golf days are always popular events, and this year’s West of Scotland Branch event on the 14th of June was no exception. Taking place at the Drumpellier Golf Club in Coatbridge, the day was sponsored by Patersons Quarries and raised around £2,000 for the charity overall. The team competition was won by Balfour Beatty, ably captained by Lighthouse Club vice chairman Alan Gilmour. Other winners included:

  • Branks Silver Salver – Best Scratch Medal Round by a Lighthouse Club Member – Alan Best.
  • Bob Ford Trophy – Highest Stableford Points by a Lighthouse Club Member – John Priestly.
  • Visitors Prize – Highest Stableford Points by a Lighthouse Club Visitor – Richard Smith (38 points).
  • Richard Smith, Doug Wilkie & Gary Maitles all won a prize for nearest the pin and the longest drive.

You can find a full list of upcoming Lighthouse Club golf days and other events here: https://www.lighthouseclub.org/category/events/.

That’s it for our monthly round-up of the latest and greatest from the Lighthouse Club charity. Visit http://www.lighthouseclub.org/category/events/ for upcoming events, learn all about the charity’s amazing work at http://www.lighthouseclub.org/ and check back here next month for more updates.