Brickies build up charity total

8th January 2010 3:11pm - Return to press releases

Photo. Students who took part in a sponsored brickathon.JPGA group of construction students from East Riding College raised £140 for charity by laying more than 1,500 bricks in less than six hours.
Seven students aged from 16 to 28 laid a total of 1,630 bricks using 1,630kg of mortar over five-and-a-half hours in the construction workshop at the College's St Mary's Walk campus in Bridlington.
The proceeds of the event will go to Help for Heroes, which supports wounded armed forces personnel, and Cancer Research UK.
All the students are on the Pre-Diploma in Construction Trades course, which involves learning about skills such as brickwork and plastering.

Tutor Richard Perkins said: "The total of 1,630 bricks was a fantastic achievement, especially as all the work was done to industry standards, with no corner cutting.
"I'd like to thank everyone who supported the students' effort and I'm sure the donations we make as a result will be gladly received by our chosen charities."

For more information about construction or any other courses at East Riding College, visit, where it is possible to download or request a course guide, or call 0845 120 0037.                                                                    


Notes to editors

Photographs of the bricklaying event are available. For more information, call Matthew Croshaw, marketing and communications manager, on 01482 306612 or email