The Lighthouse Club, also known as the Construction Industry Charity, is an organisation that has been dedicated to supporting the construction industry workforce and their families for over 60 years. The charity was founded in 1956 by a group of businessmen who recognized the need for a support system for workers in the industry who faced financial, health or personal issues. Since then, the Lighthouse Club has been at the forefront of providing assistance and support to those who have been affected by accidents, illness, or other challenging circumstances in their lives. The charity's aim is to promote the well-being of those working in the construction industry by providing financial assistance, emotional support, and advice on health and safety issues. The Lighthouse Club operates across the UK and has a network of regional branches that provide local support to those in need.
The charity offers a range of services, including a 24-hour Construction Industry Helpline, which provides confidential advice and support on a range of issues including financial, legal, and health and well-being. The charity also provides financial assistance to those in need through its Benevolent Fund, which provides grants to support individuals and families who are experiencing financial hardship. In addition, the Lighthouse Club also provides training and education programs to improve health and safety practices on construction sites. The charity also supports research into mental health issues affecting those working in the industry and advocates for improved mental health support and awareness within the sector.
As a registered charity, the Lighthouse Club relies on the generosity of its supporters, donors, and volunteers to continue providing its vital services to those in need. The charity hosts various fundraising events throughout the year, including charity walks, bike rides and other sponsored events.