February 4th, 2022

Glencar joins #WearRedForChildren

On 14th February this year, Glencar Construction is delighted to be supporting #WearRedForChildren in their campaign to turn construction sites and offices RED across the UK, raising important funds for five children’s charities.

2022 is the second year of the #WearRedForChildren initiative, created by Frank Hughes, MD of North London Structures and Groundworks and FTH. In its first year the campaign raised £16,000 for 2 children’s charities. Now in its second year and partnering with The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity, they are hoping to exceed this and have extended support to 5 incredible charities.

Donations will be collected by The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity in a special children’s reserve fund and distributed to support the chosen children’s charities. Distribution of the funds raised will be The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity Children’s Reserve (33%), Crumlin Children’s Heart Centre (33%), Mercy University Hospital (11%), Cork University Hospital (11%) and Make a Wish Foundation (12%).

To donate click here.

The story behind #WearRedforChildren as told by North London Structures & Groundworks:

Frank created the initiative as a result of a personal experience. In 2018, his son Eoghan was admitted to The Heart Centre in Crumlin Children’s Hospital, Dublin where he underwent open heart surgery at 4 months old. Frank says “The incredibly kind and specialist staff at Crumlin Children’s Hospital will be remembered as nothing short of heroes by myself and my wife, Fiona. Beyond the healthcare workers, we are also so grateful to my network, who showed their support and kindness during this time.”

Inspired by this support Frank wanted to give something back and started #wearredforchildren last year. Dermot O’Grady supported it along with a few of his clients at Ardent Tide as Dermot was also in Crumlin receiving specialist help as a child as he had 3 kidneys. As Dermot says “it wasn’t much fun fixing things then but In later life this was to prove invaluable for networking!”

Dermot, and Ardent Tide, are backing this campaign as it resonates at several levels and Dermot says “It is important to appreciate what we have and to give to those in need where we can. If you would like to join in supporting these great causes then I both welcome and thank you in equal measure.”

Together, we invite the construction industry and other friends to come together to support our very stretched healthcare services for children and the Make a Wish Foundation, all of which provide families with support and hope in what can be very dark times.