Construction races and raises for CRASH

24 May 2023

Construction took to the waters of Hackney reservoir for 2023 once again to raise money for CRASH – the organisation helping homelessness charities and hospices with vital construction projects.

Some teams decided to have an unscheduled swim!

The afternoon consists of competitive dragon boat racing followed by drinks and a BBQ.

CRASH has been the UK construction industry charity since 1996 and Building, Assemble Media Group’s flagship editorial platform, has been a long-standing media partner of the event for many years.

Unfortunately, the Building Barracudas floundered for much of the afternoon, but had a lot of fun in the process!

The AECOM DRAGONS did themselves proud by winning on the racing front with a rapid 51.74 seconds in the final. A special mention also goes to Graham Construction, coming out on top in the fundraising leaderboards. Overall, the teams in attendance raised £17,280, a brilliant effort all-round for a deserving cause.

We hope to see everyone return for another glorious afternoon in 2024!

If you want to find out more about the charitable initiatives of both CRASH and Assemble, please visit CRASH’s website and our Doing good page.