Construction business gets involved in art trail after its employee required Wales Air Ambulance following cardiac arrest

Date published: 19 June 2024

Construction business gets involved in art trail after its employee required Wales Air Ambulance following cardiac arrest

A Neath construction business has been inspired to support the Wales Air Ambulance Charity and its Castles in the Sky summer art trail, as a thank you for helping to save the life of one of its employees. 

R&M Williams employee Mark Loveridge suffered a cardiac arrest while working in Pembrokeshire and a Wales Air Ambulance helicopter came to his aid.  

Last autumn, Mr Loveridge and his employers met up with the crew that attended him, and the company has pledged to help raise vital funds to support the lifesaving Charity.  

Freya Church, Social Value Manager of R&M Williams, said the company, which is currently working on a number of multi-million pound regeneration projects in Swansea, has chosen the Wales Air Ambulance as its Charity of the Year.  

She said: “Following the incident at one of our construction sites last year, we were indebted to the Wales Air Ambulance and wanted to do something to show our appreciation. After our visit to the Cardiff base, we wanted to establish a corporate partnership and we get more involved in the work of the Charity.  

“We heard about the Castles in the Sky art trail and wanted to get involved in the event. We intend to raise money across our sites internally and through our sub-contractors and there are a number of fundraising events planned.” 

R&M Williams has been trading for more than 55 years and prides itself in investing in the community, whether it’s giving back through education, charity, employment and training initiatives. 

It is currently working on the regeneration of the historic Palace Theatre in the city’s High Street and will be working on a £20 million project in Swansea over the summer. 

Freya said: “Swansea as a city is a place close to our hearts in terms of our work and has been for a while. We are very keen to support community initiatives like Castles in the Sky which help bring people into the city. It looks like a great event and it’s all about helping to improve Swansea, improving communities and community cohesion and people’s wellbeing. 

“I have been to see some of the decorated castles, and we are looking forward to getting involved in the event and helping in any way we can.” 

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