On the 16th June, Erith Contractors held an exquisite black tie Charity Ball at No.8 Northumberland Avenue, in aid of Niemann-Pick UK (NPUK) – for a cause dear to their hearts, they hosted a night to remember for a beautiful, strong and inspiring little girl and others just like her.

David Darsey and family welcomed David’s granddaughter, Nancy, into the world on the 4th November 2016.  However, the family received the devastating news that Nancy had Niemann-Pick Type C, a rare, life limiting, genetic disorder that mostly affects children.  To this day there remains no cure or effective treatment.

Taking action, Erith Contractors sought out NPUK, a UK registered Charity to show their support to the outstanding work they put in to help families of those affected by this heart-breaking disease.  In an effort to drive forward awareness of NPUK they held a fundraising ball in honour of the Charity.

Erith invited family, friends and many valued business colleagues to attend the event, all united in the fight against Niemann-Pick Type C.  They were overwhelmed by the turnout and support shown on the night.  A spokesperson for Erith said “we are extremely thankful to the Institute of Demolition Engineers who donated a heart-warming donation of £10,000 to the cause.  The night was a huge success and we, at Erith Contractors, donated a further £80,000 to NPUK, helping them to remain a driving force for the Niemann-Pick community”.

NPUK displayed their sincere gratitude for the tremendous donations received at the charity ball commenting “your generosity will help us to provide much needed care and support for the families affected by Niemann-Pick disease and to facilitate research into this devastating condition in the hope of finding effective treatments and ultimately a cure”.

Erith Contractors would like to reiterate their immense gratitude to all attendees and donors.  In addition to the £90,000 raised by the IDE and Erith Contractors, over £60,000 was raised on the night through ticket sales, table sales and auctions.  The final account is still to be determined with many people still sending very appreciated donations.