Bond It got behind this year’s John O’Groats to Land’s End run for The Lighthouse Club, which delivers charitable welfare and support to construction industry workers and their families.
Bond It – manufacturer of sealants, adhesives, tiling products, waterproofing compounds and other building chemicals – backed two of the drivers taking part in the challenge, Will Linday and Steve Bulless. Linday is a semi-retired builder and Bulless is a sales and marketing consultant who works with companies in the building and construction sectors. The duo took part in a 12-year-old Fiat Punto and entered under the name ‘Team GB PRO’ – a reference to Bond It’s advanced hybrid sealant.
The 2016 LEJOG run was sponsored by the CPA (Construction Plant Hire Association) with drivers also attracting their own individual sponsors. The event is a Sat Nav and Google Map-free drive that opts for good navigational skills over speed.
Kirstie Cooper, Bond It Marketing Manager, said: “As a business, Bond It has a strong sense of corporate social responsibility and continues to back a number of industry, local and national charities. Sponsoring Will and Steve for The Lighthouse Club Run was a natural extension of that commitment.”
Formed in 1956, The Lighthouse Club – which celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2016 – delivers charitable welfare and support to construction industry workers and their families. It takes its name from St Mary’s Lighthouse in Whitley Bay where it was originally formed. To date, The Lighthouse Club has delivered £14 million in aid and assistance to those in need.
Dave Adams, event organiser at The Lighthouse Club, added: “The Lighthouse Club Run was a great event and everyone who took part thoroughly enjoyed themselves not least because of camaraderie involved. We’d like to say a huge thank you to all the teams and sponsors. The money raised will contribute towards our important work in supporting construction industry workers and their families during times of financial difficulty, injury or ill health.”
Bond It sponsored Steve Bulless (left) and Will Linday (right) for The Lighthouse Club John O’Groats to Land’s End Run 2016.