Paddling with a purpose: Building and the construction industry help raise £27,000

19 June 2024

The Dragon Boat Challenge in partnership with Building Magazine returned for 2024 raising donations for industry charity CRASH – helping homelessness charities and hospices with vital construction projects.

A big shout out HCG, winning best dressed for their Minions costumes!

Teams took to the London Surrey Docks on the 23rd May for this year’s edition with a fantastic £27,000 raised overall.

Building, Assemble Media Group’s flagship editorial platform, is a long-standing partner with CRASH that supports advertising for the event through its media channels. Promotional output helped contribute £9,117 to the total amount collected for 2024.

Building actually managed to improve upon their usual performance... finishing second from bottom.

It was brilliant to have another afternoon filled with sunshine, seeing a few teams opting for a customary involuntary/voluntary swim and a series of coveted raffle prizes awarded.

We hope to see everyone return for the 25th anniversary of the event next year.

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