Kellaway Building Supplies has become a Lighthouse Club “charity champion” to demonstrate its commitment to local charities.

Founded in the 1950s, the club raises funds for UK construction industry professionals and their families who are in financial crisis as a result of ill health, injury, disability or bereavement.

Sean Morgan, Kellaway operations & commercial director, said: “We’re really pleased to support to this important charity.

“We regularly lend our help to good causes on a local level – from supplying building materials for community centres to sponsoring kids football teams, so supporting the Lighthouse Club felt like the natural next step for us.”

The charity is supported by the industry and its professionals, and has provided more than £11 million in financial aid to around 12,000 families since it came into existence.

“The construction industry is one of the largest employers in the UK and one of our biggest clients,” said Mr Morgan.

“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.”

The Lighthouse Club has extended its remit in recent years and now offers a 24/7 helpline as well as face-to-face guidance on concerns ranging from occupational health to debt management.