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The Irish Post is the official media partner for The Lighthouse Club charity

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The Lighthouse Club charity provides emergency funding to construction workers and their families

The Irish Post is delighted to announce that it has become the official media partner to The Lighthouse Club construction industry charity for their 60th anniversary year.

The partnership has been forged to build a closer relationship between The Irish Post and The Lighthouse Club’s respective communities, and to provide further support for the charity’s fundraising efforts across Britain.

The Lighthouse Club will benefit from an extensive programme of promotional and editorial activity aimed straight at the heart of the Irish Community via the newspaper’s weekly print edition and digital channels.

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The Irish Post will be active and visible at Lighthouse Club events and through branding on charity campaigns.

Bill Hill, CEO of The Lighthouse Club, said: “There is no doubting the Irish constitute a major influence in the construction industry and we are delighted that The Irish Post has chosen our charity as media partner.”

He added: “We look forward to working with The Irish Post to foster and develop business networking within the construction community and raise much needed funds for our cause.”

Sarah Murphy, Commercial Manager of The Irish Post, added: “The narrative of the Irish emigrant experience in Britain is intrinsically interlinked with the construction sector and the Irish contribution to the industry needs to be continually championed and supported during times of hardship.

“The Irish Post, serving as the voice of that same Irish community for almost 50 years, is delighted to be able to give something back by supporting The Lighthouse Club. We look forward to strengthening a close working relationship during this special year and well into the future. I would like to take this opportunity to wish the Lighthouse Club a very happy 60th Anniversary.”

The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity has been providing emergency financial assistance to the construction community since 1956.

Its purpose is to provide financial assistance, welfare and legal support to the construction community in times of hardship and stress.

The organisation also promotes initiatives aimed at avoiding accidents and improving safety on construction sites and supports educational initiatives aimed at improving employment conditions and career opportunities within the construction industry.

The charity receives no public finance and relies on support from within the industry, and its nationwide network of 21 independent, volunteer managed Regional Lighthouse Clubs, to fund its charitable work.

The Lighthouse Club has now distributed over £15 million to over 14,500 construction workers and their families.

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Fiona Audley is Managing Editor with The Irish Post. You can follow her on Twitter @fifiaudley

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