LABC Charity of the year 2019 - We Build The Future
This year LABC President Dave Sharp has chosen construction and built environment sector charity We Build The Future as his charity of the year 2019.
We Build The Future is a charity founded to help people beat cancer, and their three key objectives are:
- To support people who work in the construction and built environment sector who face the challenge of dealing with cancer in their lives.
- To fund research which can help accelerate improvements in the prevention, detection and treatment of cancer.
- To promote health and wellbeing in the construction and built environment sector in order to help reduce the risk of people developing cancer in the first place.
With more than 3 million people working in the construction and built environment sector, by just giving a little they can help to accelerate improvements in cancer survival, and help build a future where more people beat cancer.
We Build The Future works to provide access to the right advice to ensure that people in the construction and built environment sector get the information they need. To do this, they raise funds so that they can partner with specialist organisations such as Cancer Research UK, who provide outreach and education programmes to improve cancer awareness, help people know how to reduce the risk of cancer and aid early diagnosis.
We all know people who have been affected by cancer in both our working lives and personal lives. My choice for LABC President's Charity of 2019 will raise funds for two charities who can make a real difference. We Build The Future aims to transform cancer support and care in the construction sector so that if you have to deal with cancer you get the support you need – and Cancer Research UK are world leaders in funding Cancer Research. Every pound we raise this year will help beat cancer sooner, and help those people in our sector who are most in need.LABC President Dave Sharp