Buy-a-brick scheme raises cash for Alzheimers Society

The sponsor-a-brick scheme has raised funds for Alzheimers Society support workers. Picture: BAM Construction Ltd
The sponsor-a-brick scheme has raised funds for Alzheimers Society support workers. Picture: BAM Construction Ltd

Sponsored bricks have helped a Haywards Heath construction project to raise £2,325 to support Alzheimer’s Society support workers.

The construction team, BAM Construct UK Ltd, behind the new Waitrose and Haywards Heath railway station developments offered the buy-a-brick scheme to the public, via Haywards Heath Town Council earlier this year.

Sponsors' joined the construction team yesterday (November 24) where the cheque was presented. Picture: BAM Construction Ltd

Sponsors' joined the construction team yesterday (November 24) where the cheque was presented. Picture: BAM Construction Ltd

Town councillor, Sandy Ellis, said: “As a town council, we were delighted to promote this fundraising project and would like to thank those who sponsored the bricks and the money raised will make a difference to people’s lives.”

Sponsors’ who bought a brick, costing £25, were invited to join the construction team last Thursday (November 24), where the cheque was presented by the charity.

“At BAM we have always believed that how we build is as important as what we build and that drives our enthusiasm for supporting charities and communities, just as much as it drives our collaborative culture of creating buildings,” said June Wilkinson, education and community co-ordinator of BAM Construct UK Ltd.

She added: “We want to thank our supply chain here at the scheme who have been brilliantly supportive. So has the public, who have had to put up with us here doing a complex scheme around their main station and high street.”

Other sponsors’ included Haywards Heath Lions Club, Haywards Heath in Bloom, and nearby residents.

The £35 million regeneration project is due to finish before Christmas.

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