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Nationwide Traffic Solutions’ October charity campaign with a traffic management twist has again proved a great success, raising £1,050 for construction industry charity Lighthouse Club.

The award-winning traffic management business pledged to donate £5 for each qualifying traffic management drawing completed throughout October.

Following the announcement of the campaign in the press and social media, requests poured in and computer aided design (CAD) technicians Sam Piatt (pictured) and Peter Barker completed 210 qualifying drawings.

Lighthouse Club provides financial and emotional support to construction workers and their families following injury, illness, bereavement or death. It is NTS’ chosen charity for the second year in a row.

Grace Goodall, NTS Business Services Manager said: ‘We are overwhelmed by the generosity of our customers who have helped us raise so much in our latest campaign. What a fantastic amount to raise in such a short space of time!

‘Our CAD team have worked so hard to meet such a high demand for our traffic management plans and have done amazingly – along with our Planning team who raised awareness of the campaign to their contacts.

‘Once again a great team effort – well done to all!’

Lighthouse Club CEO Bill Hill said: ‘It’s great that NTS have raised so much money for our charity. With their support we can continue to provide help to our construction workforce via our Construction Industry Helpline. Their idea of donating money for each traffic management plan is a great one; keep up the good work!’

NTS, which supplies traffic management across the UK from depots in Essex and Lincolnshire, plus additional satellite depots, delivers High Speed, Street Works and pedestrian management for events.

CAD traffic management plans outline on a scaled map where traffic management equipment and processes should be located on site. Currently NTS supplies traffic management plans to customers across all industries, from construction, utility, signage and crane companies.

To make a donation to Lighthouse Club visit the team’s JustGiving page.

An award-winning traffic management business has launched a campaign to ‘draw’ in funds for a construction industry charity close to its heart.

Nationwide Traffic Solutions (NTS) will pledge £5 for every drawing of a traffic management  (TM) scheme that the company completes during October to its 2017/18 chosen charity, Lighthouse Club, which supports construction workers and their families in crisis.

The family-run traffic management company, which chooses a worthy cause each year has selected Lighthouse Club for the second year running.

Lighthouse Club provides financial, legal and emotional support to construction workers and their families whose lives have been affected by injury, illness, death or bereavement. The team has launched the unique campaign in a bid to smash last year’s fundraising total of £1,180.

NTS produces a high volume of TM drawings for its customers, spanning all sectors including utility, construction and security. Its computer-aided design (CAD) designers will be poised at their keyboards throughout October to fulfil requests for traffic management plans from old and new customers.

NTS director Grace Goodall said the campaign was the first of its kind for the company and the team is calling on customers old and new to help surpass last year’s total.

‘This is the first time we have ever done anything like this and think it’s a great way for us to use our strengths to help raise as much as we can for Lighthouse Club,’ he said.

‘The gauntlet has been thrown down and our team are ready and raring to top last year’s total. Roll on October!’

Bill Hill, CEO of the Lighthouse Club construction industry charity, said: ‘It’s great to hear that for the second year in a row we have been chosen by Nationwide Traffic Solutions as their charity of the year. Their ongoing support means that we can continue to offer a financial and emotional lifeline to construction families in crisis via our construction industry helpline.’

NTS in-house designers use the latest CAD software and Cone 10 Designer to outline detailed, scaled traffic management schemes which are implemented by operatives on location. The team turns around drawings for their customers within 48 hours of the request and all plans are designed in accordance with Chapter 8 and CDM regulations.

To make a donation to Lighthouse Club, visit the team’s Justgiving page.

The Lighthouse Club is also the Official Charity Partner for the Highways Awards gala evening on Wednesday 18 October.