NASC 2018 Ball & Awards – Charitable Donations
By Robin James, NASC Managing Director
I am delighted to inform you of charitable donations made by the NASC and its members at the NASC Ball & Awards in Edinburgh on Friday evening.
NASC President and TRAD Group CEO Des Moore presented cheques of £10,000 to both the Lighthouse Club and Demelza Hospice Care for Children before the awards ceremony began.
A further £19,155 was raised through a charity auction, with the winning bids submitted by generous members far exceeding the reserve figures set for the five lots.
Seven substantial standalone donations from member companies on the night added a further £13,722 to the amount raised for these two deserving charities – bringing the total cash raised to £52,877.
This means that both charities currently stand to receive £26,438.50 to help them continue the vital work they undertake; the Lighthouse Club in providing financial and emotional support to the construction community and their families, and Demelza in the broad range of support they give to children with life-limiting illnesses and their families.
Over the course of the weekend, several members have contacted us to ask if they can make additional donations to these charities through the NASC. We are more than happy to facilitate this and would be thrilled if we can take the amount raised for each charity past the £30,000 figure.
To help us do so, anyone wishing to make a donation is asked to email Sarah Phillips, NASC Finance Manager & Company Secretary, with their name, contact details and sum to donate.