Esh Construction supports Cash for Kids’ Mission Christmas Appeal

A site fundraising campaign led by The Ironworks’ site team has raised over £5,000 for Cash for Kids.

Esh Construction has teamed up with Pulse 1’s Cash for Kids to raise over £5,000 of vital donations for the charity’s Christmas gift giving campaign.

At a time when charitable donations are most in need, the Esh Construction project team who are currently delivering Leeds city centre development, The Ironworks, have worked throughout the year on a site fundraising campaign, with all proceeds going to the Cash for Kids 2020 Mission Christmas Appeal.

As a small team of two, Pulse 1’s Cash for Kids is a charity which aims to improves the lives of disadvantaged children and young people. Well-known for its annual Mission Christmas campaign, each year Cash for Kids provides gifts to local children who may not otherwise receive a Christmas present. In 2019, they delivered gifts to over 26,000 local children and young people, and this year, the campaign has become more important than ever in these challenging times.

Throughout 2020, The Ironworks site team have worked together with operatives, visitors, suppliers, sub-contractors, and the wider project team to fundraise for the vital cause, which will provide much needed support for children and young people who are living in poverty within the Yorkshire region. A site-wide Christmas jumper day rounded off the cause with Cash for Kids’ Charity Manager, Lisa Sullivan, visiting the site to give thanks to all those who have supported them.

While the team continued to grow the donations, the construction of new residential development, The Ironworks, has continued to progress at pace. Delivered by Esh Construction’s commercial build division on behalf of PfP igloo, The Ironworks is a striking new sustainable development of 68 energy efficient homes located in the creative, independent neighbourhood of Holbeck Urban Village.

With construction commencing in November 2019, this isn’t the site team’s first fundraising effort. Back in February 2020, site staff and sub-contractors supported the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund’s ‘Wear Red Day’, where they raised a total of £865.

Commenting on the achievement, Esh Construction’s Project Manager, Allan Irvine, said: During these unprecedented times due to the COVID-19 pandemic, my team took very little motivating to raise these much-needed funds. To be able to help the local children this Christmas has been a pleasure.”

Lisa Sullivan, Charity Manager at Cash for Kids, said: “Mission Christmas is a brilliant way for people to act in the true spirit of the season and give a little something to disadvantaged children and young people who really do deserve it. We are so thankful to everyone at Esh Construction for their incredible support. The money they have raised will make a massive difference to the children we support.” 

We are so thankful to everyone at Esh Construction for their incredible support. The money they have raised will make a massive difference to the children we support.”

Lisa Sullivan, Charity Manager at Pulse 1 Cash for Kids
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