The IDE President, Gary Bishop FIDE and Erith Contractor’s Managing Director and IDE Immediate Past-President, David Darsey FIDE, met with David Roberts on 8th February 2019 to personally present two cheques to Niemann-Pick UK.
The Niemann-Pick UK charity works closely with families and individuals living with Niemann-Pick and helps them manage this life-limiting disease. The Niemann-Pick diseases are a group of rare lysosomal storage disorders that can affect both children and adults. David Darsey has been personally affected by Niemann-Pick for the past 2 years following the birth of his granddaughter, Nancy, in November 2016. Shortly after Nancy’s birth, the Darsey family received the devastating news that she had been diagnosed with Niemann-Pick Type C. David has since gone to great lengths to raise money for NPUK and increase awareness of this rare and heart-breaking disease.
In June 2018, David hosted a fundraiser for NPUK, Nancy’s Night Out, in homage to his granddaughter. The event was a huge success, raising significant funds through ticket sales, auctions and generous donations which will be used to provide care and support to families in need.
David Roberts, Trustee at NPUK, visited the Erith office in London where both David Darsey and Gary Bishop presented him with two cheques. the first was on behalf of Erith Contractors Ltd for the sum of £64,000.oo raised at Nancy’s Night Out. The second was on behalf of the IDE who generously contributed an additional £5,000.00 to this worthy cause raised from the raffle and auction at the IDE Annual Lunch in November 2018.
David Darsey and the whole Darsey Family would like to express their gratitude to David Roberts for taking the time to visit their offices and for all the hard work he and NPUK carry out.