The crane industry’s worked hard this year, and made a good deal of money. As Christmas and other winter festivals approach, and many of us loosen our belts in anticipation of a few days of well-earned self indulgence and gluttony, we should also think of those who’ve had fewer chances this year. Maybe it would be a good time to make a small donation.

Below are some worthy (construction-related) causes:

  • The Lighthouse Club, a UK-based international construction charity that helps support the families of construction workers injured or killed at work
  • Specialised Carriers & Riggers Foundation,, the charitable arm of the US crane and rigging association, which conducts industry research, education and scholarships
  • The Christian charity Habitat for Humanity, which aims to improve homes for the poor, partly through volunteers’ manual labour
  • Disaster and emergency relief organisation RedR, which is supported by the UK Institution of Civil Engineers
  • Engineers Against Poverty, a group that uses civil engineering expertise to try to overcome world poverty. It also helps improve engineering services companies’ corporate social responsibility programmes.

Or you might wish to support your local crane association with a donation.

If you want to let us know about any donations you make, we’ll hopefully be able to carry a review of crane industry giving in a future issue.

Happy holidays.