The Worshipful Company of Constructors’ Charitable Trust
Another Success Story
The Master’s Skydive – October 2018
Immediate Past Master Tony Ward has achieved the fundraising challenge that he set himself, in what would have otherwise have been a ‘fallow year’ as Master, since we as a Company now have a major fundraising event in alternate years.
Tony set out to raise funds for Treloar School & College, in Hampshire, set up in 1908 by the then Lord Mayor of London, and elected to fund the major part of the provision jaco, the revolutionary bionic arm, which will give life changing abilities to several of the students at Treloar’s through the Company’s own Charitable Trust.
With jaco, they will be able to do so many things for themselves, which at present, they have to rely on carers to do, such as picking up a drink, scratching their nose and giving the dog a biscuit! So many things that we take for granted…
He embarked on his ‘No Strings Attached’ Sky Dive Campaign, which culminated with that very thing with the Red Devil’s, the Parachute Regiment’s crack Sky Diving Display Team on his last day as Master!
Having set out to raise £20,000, Tony raised the bar mid year, and achieved a staggering £35,000 in total, much of which was from outside of the Livery. His past clients and friends being amongst the many benefactors.
As a result of Tony’s efforts a cheque for £30,000 was presented by him to Tony Reid, the CEO of Treloar’s at the recent Mansion House Banquet, in the presence of The Lord Mayor, Alderman Charles Bowman.
The revolutionary jaco is now on its way from Canada, where it was developed, and will soon be in operation at the College under the guidance of Hannah Golding, the Assistive Technology specialist at Treloar’s.
The balance of the funds raised will be designated to the Scholarship and Awards Fund within the Charitable Trust to Fund future Scholarships for young Construction Professionals.