Kellaway Building Supplies has announced it is to become a “charity champion” for the construction industry’s Lighthouse Club.

Founded in the 1950s, the club raises funds for individuals and families throughout the UK in financial crisis as a result of ill health, injury, disability or bereavement.

The charity is supported by businesses and people from the construction industry, and over the years has provided more than £11 million in financial aid to around 12,000 families suffering hardship, anxiety and sadness.

“We’re really pleased to support to this important charity,” said Kellaway operations & commercial director Sean Morgan. “We regularly lend our help to good causes on a local level – from supplying building materials for community centres to sponsoring kid’s football teams so supporting the Lighthouse Club felt like the natural next step for us.”

“The construction industry is one of the largest employers in the UK and one of our biggest clients. It faces considerable challenges in managing the risks and hazards that confront its workers and The Lighthouse Club can provide a lifeline in times of suffering and stress. We feel honoured to play our part,” said Mr Morgan.

The Lighthouse club has in recent years extended its remit to offer a 24/7 helpline as well as guidance on a range of matters from occupational health to managing debt.