We are delighted to have received a wonderful letter of thanks from the charity Hands Up for Down’s, following our donation of £2,500, which was raised at our annual meeting last year.
The funds were raised by SBCSG members through an auction and raffle, held at our annual awards night in 2022. The awards highlight the achievements of apprentices and future talent within the construction industry in the South Wales region. It is also part of an overall objective to promote the construction industry’s image and showcase the benefits of considering the construction industry as a career path, and what skills individuals can gain from this profession. Next year’s awards are due to be held at the Swansea.com stadium on June 23, 2023.
Hands Up For Downs is a registered charity affiliated with the Down’s Syndrome Association. Founded in May 2014, this parent-run support group brings families, parents, carers and children with Down Syndrome together to share advice and support, and as a group ensure that children living with Down Syndrome are given access to the services they need.
Every penny raised is invested back into the charity and enables the continuation of services for members and their families. These services are life-changing and help children reach their full potential so that they can lead happy and fulfilling lives. The charity provides speech and language therapy sessions, physiotherapy, gymnastics, specialised swimming lessons, Makaton sign language workshops for parents and teachers, and practical and emotional support for families.