Supporting the Lighthouse construction industry charity

Staff from law firm Prettys are in training for the Great East Run, and will be supporting the Light

Staff from law firm Prettys are in training for the Great East Run, and will be supporting the Lighthouse construction industry charityPhoto caption: (L-R) Partner Peter Blake, Louise Plant, Alice Tennant and Partner Matthew Cole will all be taking on the Great East Run. (credit and copyright Prettys) - Credit: Prettys

A team from Ipswich law firm Prettys is in training for the Great East Run this month with the aim of raising funds for the only national charity dedicated to helping workers in the construction industry.

The Lighthouse construction industry charity provides financial and emotional support to the construction community, and their families, who have suffered an injury or long-term illness or just need some extra support. The charity has been operating for 60 years and in this time has provided over £17.5m of support to 16,500 construction families.

The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity provides a 24/7 construction industry helpline and access to free and confidential support services including emergency financial aid, advice on welfare and mental wellbeing and support on legal, tax and debt management matters.

Prettys’ partner Peter Blake, who is part of the team doing the Great East Run, said; “We have very close connections with the construction sector and we have seen the positive impact that the Lighthouse construction industry charity has made on those working in this challenging industry. As the only charity in the UK that supports construction workers and their families, we are delighted to raise money for them by taking part in the Great East Run.”