Sir Robert McAlpine raises £56,000 for ParalympicsGB

Sir Robert McAlpine is pleased to announce that it has successfully raised £56,000 for ParalympicsGB, following a charity event hosted to support athletes on the road to the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games.

Held at London’s Science Museum, the Best of British lunch offered 300 guests from the construction industry the chance to mingle with athletes, including seven-time Paralympic champion, Hannah Cockroft OBE, Britain’s most successful Boccia player ever, David Smith MBE, and Paralympic rowing champion, Lauren Rowles MBE.

Marking ten years from the London 2012 Paralympic Games, the event was a celebration of the team’s successes during Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022 Paralympic Games, which helped spark a step change in how disability is perceived in the UK.

Guests were able to try out Paralympic sports and bid on a range of sought-after prizes during a silent auction, including a one-to-one velodrome cycling session with a Paralympic athlete.

Earlier this summer, Sir Robert McAlpine organised a sponsored Abseil from the ArcelorMittal Orbit for ParalympicsGB.

The money raised will be used to support the ParalympicsGB team as they prepare for the next Paralympic Games.

Sir Robert McAlpine began its partnership with ParalympicsGB in 2019 and has committed to continuing its support for the British Paralympic Association, the UK’s largest national disability sport charity, until the Paris 2024 Games. The British Paralympic Association is responsible for selecting and funding ParalympicsGB athletes for the Summer and Winter Games and harness the power of their outstanding performances to challenge perceptions of disability in society, helping to inspire a better world for disabled people.

Donations can be made to ParalympicsGB via their website:

Paul Hamer, Chief Executive of Sir Robert McAlpine said: “I’m really proud of our partnership with ParalympicsGB because it aligns with our inclusive values, our family culture and our tireless pursuit of excellence. It is wonderful to see so many people from our industry coming together to celebrate the achievements of our Paralympic athletes, who have done so much to transform attitudes around disability. I want to say a special thank you to all our event supporters and those who dedicated their time and money to this incredible cause.”

Mike Sharrock, CEO of British Paralympic Association, said: “Sir Robert McAlpine embodies the spirit of ParalympicsGB. Our partnership is based on shared values of inclusion and is one we are extremely proud of at the British Paralympic Association. Our Partners play a key role in helping us to continue to be world leading on the field of play and in creating a better world for disabled people. On behalf of everyone at the British Paralympic Association and ParalympicsGB, thank you for your support.”

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