23rd October 2023

ParalympicsGB events raise over £90k

We are pleased to announce that we have successfully raised over £90,000 for ParalympicsGB, following two charity events hosted to support athletes on the road to the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games.

In a spectacular show of support for ParalympicsGB, our Best of British fundraising lunch held at The Guildhall, London on 19th of October was an incredible success. The event brought together 450 guests from the construction industry to celebrate the remarkable achievements of Paralympic athletes.

Paralympic athletesThe day was filled with excitement as attendees had the unique opportunity to mingle with some ParalympicsGB athletes, Richard Whitehead, Amy Conroy, Charlotte Henshaw, and Louise Hunt Skelley. These incredible athletes not only shared their stories with guests but also joined in the festivities, making the event a truly special occasion.

One of the highlights of the day was the chance for guests to try out Paralympic sport Wheelchair Fencing firsthand. It was a moment for guests to experience what it is like to challenge each other and recognise the incredible skill which it requires to become a Paralympian.

The event's silent auction added to the excitement, offering a wide range of sought-after prizes. Among them was an exclusive opportunity for a ParalympicsGB athlete to visit a school or workplace, providing a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the lucky winners.

£87,780 raisedThe result of our Best of British lunch was an incredible £87,780 raised for ParalympicsGB. These funds will contribute to helping ParalympicsGB pave the way for future athletes, allowing them to reach their full potential on the world stage and break down barriers for all disabled people.

The spirit of giving didn't end with our Best of British lunch. Just a few days earlier, the Construction Fives Cup, held on the 13th of October at Power League, Shoreditch in London, raised an additional £6,000 for ParalympicsGB. A total of 23 teams battled it out on the football pitch, combining their love for the game with their passion for contributing to a worthy cause.

We extend our thanks to the 450 guests who joined us at the Best of British lunch and everyone who generously donated to this noble cause including our event supporters: King & Moffatt Building Services, Getjar, MPB Structures, SES Engineering Services, GAP Group Limited, Morson Group, Parthenon-EY, Buildots, FSP, J & D Pierce Ltd and John F Hunt.

Sir Robert McAlpine began its partnership with ParalympicsGB in 2019 and has continued to demonstrate its ongoing support for the UK's largest national disability sport charity, until the Paris 2024 Games. ParalympicsGB is responsible for selecting, funding and preparations at Summer and Winter Paralympic Games, creating a world class environment where athletes can achieve their full potential. Their remarkable performances challenge societal perceptions of disability and inspire a world that is more inclusive for disabled people everywhere.

View the full event photo albums over on our Facebook page and don't forget to tag yourself! 

#SRMBestofBritish lunch photo album

Sir Robert McAlpine Construction Fives Cup photo album 

We are extremely proud of our partnership with ParalympicsGB, which started in 2019, as it aligns with our values, family culture and tireless pursuit of excellence. Our Best of British lunch was certainly a day to remember, and we can all be very proud of the result we collectively achieved, as we keep on supporting ParalympicsGB athletes on their journey to Paris 2024.

Paul Hamer

Paul Hamer, CEO at Sir Robert McAlpine

We are hugely appreciative of the generosity of Sir Robert McAlpine in organising such brilliantly successful fundraising events.

With less than a year to go to the start of the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games, this support is a major boost, as we focus on delivering a world class environment for ParalympicsGB athletes to achieve their personal best performance to help unite and inspire the nation and continue to challenge perceptions of disability throughout the UK.

David Clarke

David Clarke, CEO of ParalympicsGB

Our partnership with ParalympicsGB

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