West London independent builders merchant Lords Builders Merchants supported the Save The Children charity with its annual golf day.
Ealing Golf Club hosted 60 of their Lords’ best customers and main suppliers, with a further 30 attending dinner in the evening.
The evening included an auction to raise additional funds for the charity and made £2,500 – this will be further supplemented by Lords with a £7,500 donation from the Lords Foundation.
This year, the emphasis of the fundraising element was the work that Save the Children is doing on child labour in Ecuador. Poverty has a huge impact on these children; over 500,000 are actively engaged in child labour , meaning that many of them fail to receive any kind of education. Nearly 25% of those under 14 years old do not attend school at all.
In Ecuador 8% of children between 5 and 14 are engaged in full time work most commonly in agriculture, informal trading, construction, domestic and mining.