Construction Industry News
Charity Dance and Disco in aid of Help for Heroes
November 2013
Granite are proudly supporting a Charity Dance and Disco in aid of Help for Heroes on Saturday 16th November at Wallington High School for Girls in Surrey.

Help for Heros'
mission is to deliver an enduring national network of support for wounded servicemen and women and their families. They inspire and enable those who have made sacrifices on our behalf to achieve their full potential. The war in Afghanistan may be nearly over, but for those who have suffered life-changing injuries, their battles are just beginning.

Granite are proud to announce our new chosen charity
November 2013

Granite are proud to announce that as of the end of this month our new chosen charity to support for 2014 will be The Movement Centre.

The Movement Centre is a registered charity that provides Targeted Training - a life changing therapy that develops functional skills required for head control and sitting, and where possible standing and walking in children with cerebral palsy and other problems of movement control.

 

To make a donation: please visit The Movement Centres Virgin Money Giving page or contact them directly at info@the-movement-centre.co.uk

Granite support 5 day cycle challenge - Vietnam to Cambodia for Kids Company
October 2013
Granite are proudly supporting a team from CAPSTONE who are embarking on two cycling challenges to raise funds for Kids Company who provide practical, emotional and educational support to vulnerable inner-city children.

They are preparing for an even bigger challenge, to ride from Saigon, Vietnam to Angkor Wat, Cambodia in 5 days.With an average heat of 27c degrees, high humidity, thousands of other things on the road from; animals, motorbikes, bicycles, trucks and buses, their journey will cover 336 km in total.

For more information on the great work done by Kids Company please visit their website or to sponsor Rory and his team please click here to visit their fundraising page.

Granite proud to support Collins Construction's - Wear It Pink Day in aid of Breast Cancer

October 2013

Granite is proud to be supporting Collins Construction's Wear It Pink Day in aid of Breast Cancer on Friday 25th October. Collins Construction is hoping to raise as much cash as possible to support this breast cancer campaign through auctioning cakes and holding a raffle with some excellent prizes. Safety Signs and Supplies UK have kindly printed 250 high visibility vests and 140 pink T-Shirts which have been distributed to their staff both at head office and all their sites.

For more information on how you can support this great campaign please click here

Granite support Lion's Raw University Football Tournament

October 2013

Granite are proud to be supporting the London Universities Football Tournament in aid of Lions Raw, a global charity that utilise football as a means to carry out community projects in impoverished and underprivileged areas the world over.

 

The tournament will be taking place on Friday 4th October at the London Soccer Dome in Greenwich and will run from 6pm to 9pm. 320 students, made up of 240 men and 80 women, will be taking part from several London universities, including King's College London, University College London (UCL), London School of Economics (LSE), Imperial College London, Royal Holloway and Goldsmiths.

For more information on how to support their ongoing campaigns visit www.lionsraw.org

Granite support The Big SPEAR Snooze

October 2013

Granite are proud to be supporting St George Central London who are taking part in The Big SPEAR Snooze on Friday 8th November 2013. We are sponsoring £1000 to St George staff members taking part in a sponsored sleep out to raise funds and awareness for SPEAR's great work. SPEAR is the leading charity in the south west of London supporting people who are homeless or at the risk of becoming homeless.

 

You can donate today by visiting St George's fundraising page at www.bmycharity.com/LondonDockTeam or directly to SPEAR at www.spearlondon.org


Granite to Sponsor Charity Gala on world famous HMS Belfast

August 2013

This year Granite is proudly sponsoring The Worshipful Company of Constructors' Annual Charity Gala Dinner, hosted on the world famous HMS Belfast on Thursday 5th September. The Constructors Company continues to support Awards and Scholarships in The Industry including substantial research and travel awards to young persons. HMS Belfast was launched in 1938 and was the first warship to be named after a British city. As the largest and most powerful cruiser of her time she saw much enemy action in World War II through arctic convoys, as a sector command ship during operation 'Overlord' on D-Day, and the Korean War.

Granite Client Summer Event - Kawasaki Motorcross Try Out Day

August 2013

As part of our annual Client Summer Event, Granite organised an exciting Kawasaki Motorcross Try Out Day on 7th August 2013. Founded in 1992 by former British Champion Geoff Mayes', the experience offers a unique opportunity to introduce new riders to this exhilarating and challenging sport in a safe environment. The day was headed up by Granite's very own Motorcross riders, James Rutt, Senior Associate and Richard Mills, Delivery Consultant.

 

Team Bryant featuring Wanderers on Wheels - Bordeaux to Battersea Charity Cycle Ride

June 2013

Sadly Jo Bryant lost her battle with one of the rarest cancers on earth earlier this year. On January 12th 2013 she passed away peacefully in her sleep with her family at her side. Jo may no longer be with us but her "never, never, never give up" attitude lives on in The Joanna Bryant Benefit Trust

Inspired by her blog, in June this year, a group of friends from her London hockey club "Wanderers" took it upon themselves to try and raise awareness of JB's situation and set off on a self organised 650 mile cycle ride from Bordeaux to their clubhouse in Battersea, London over 7 days. The event was a resounding success and a £10,000 donation from key sponsors, Granite Search and Selection, provided the base for another highly successful fund raising event for The Joanna Bryan Benefit Trust.
ranite's Director Paula Mitchell, presenting the £10,000 donation.


The London Centre for Children with Cerebral Palsy 3rd annual Spring Charity Dinner

Mar 2013

On 22nd March 2013 members of our staff were invited to attend The London Centre for Children with Cerebral Palsy (LCCCP) 3rd annual Spring Charity Dinner. LCCCP runs the only government approved centre and school for children with cerebral palsy in London specialising in a life-changing approach, Conductive Education.

Supporting Leukaemia Care

Jan 2013

On the 21st April Granite's Senior Associate - Jamie Doe ran the 2013 London Marathon for Leukaemia CARE.

Leukaemia CARE exists to provide vital care and support to all those whose lives have been affected by blood or lymphatic cancer. Our work extends to the welfare of families and carers, as well as that of patients themselves. We receive no government or lottery funding, so rely on our fundraisers to help us continue our support.