Aiming high at London City Airport
The RG project team at London City Airport (Marriott Hotel) have chosen to support Summit Mont Blanc 2020 (@SummitMB2020), where a group will climb the highest mountain in Europe at 4,810m (15,781ft). The money raised will go to a number of good causes including:
- The Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society
- St Joseph’s Hospice, Hackney
- The Household Cavalry Foundation
- University of St Andrews Scholarship Fund
The aim is to raise awareness for:
- health, military and educational good causes,
- those most needy from across London and the surrounding areas benefit from an educational grant to a top university,
- those with serious illnesses and life-limiting conditions,
- the provision of financial support to military and veteran families who are coping with the loss of a loved one or have serious mental and physical injuries.
The Household Cavalry Foundation is is a cause close to construction manager Paul Brunt, who served with the regiment for 11 years:
“During my time with the Household Cavalry I was part of many operational tours of duty in which time I saw some very close friends pass away or sustain life changing injuries, and have also seen first-hand how this affects them and their loved ones.”
To launch our partnership with the charities we have implemented the “Buy a Brick” scheme for the professional team, trade contractors and local businesses. When a donation is made a brick will be added to the wall with the logo of the contributor. This then goes on the wall situated on the external hoarding, in prominent view of the main road leading into the airport. Each brick cost £200 with £3200 having been raised so far.