11 June 2014

Construction workers donate their £3,000 bonus to Bristol charity

Construction workers at the Harbour Court site in Anchor Road in Bristol have donated their £3,000 bonus for hitting their building schedule to a local children's charity. The team from Bristol-based firm The Midas Group, and Metek building services donated their incentive payment to Jessie May, as work on site nears completion. 

The cheque presentation was made as the building reached a key milestone with the last tile being laid at a topping out ceremony to mark the occasion. Due to open in September, Harbour Court is being developed in partnership with the University of the West of England and is managed by Prime Student Living, part of the Crosslane group of companies.

Midas Group and Metek invited Crosslane's co-founder, James Metcalf, to be part of the cheque presentation. Having handed over the donation Mr. Metcalf committed to doubling the amount in recognition of Jessie May's excellent work in the city and the progress on site.

Roger Harper, Chairman of the Board, Jessie May, said: "We were delighted to attend the topping out ceremony and accept the wonderful donation of £3000 from the site crew.  Imagine our surprise when Crosslane Director James Metcalf generously matched the donation with a further £3000 giving us a grand total of £6000.  Donations like these do not come every day and we truly appreciate the support which means that Jessie May Nurses can continue to provide vital respite visits for families in Bristol who care for their terminally ill child at home."

Derek Quinn, Executive Director at Midas Construction, said: "What a fantastic gesture from the site crew, and from Crosslane to double the donation to £6,000.

"I would like to congratulate the team on delivering on a very tough schedule during one of the wettest winters we have experienced in the company's 30 year history.  Jessie May is a wonderful charity and we are delighted to support them."

Jessie May provides nursing care at home for children and young people with life limiting conditions who are not expected to live beyond the age of 19.

Jessie May was established in September 1994 by Chris and Philippa Purrington, following the death of their baby daughter Jessica May. She died from a genetic condition known as severe Spinal Muscular Atrophy when she was only 4½ months old.   

For more information visit: www.jessiemay.org.uk

Image - L-R: Derek Quinn, Midas Construction; Roger Harper, Chairman of the Board, Jessie May; James Metcalf, Crosslane; Dr Alan Rogan, Metek building services and Lindsey Horton Corporate Partnerships Officer.

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