Civil Engineering

Extending the ‘Helping Hand’ of friendship

Extending the ‘Helping Hand’ of friendship image
Cheque handover with Nigel Kearney (Helping Hand, Fundraising Officer) and Sean O'Neill (GRAHAM, Project Manager)

Our Belfast Transport Hub civil engineering team has dug deep (once again) this festive season with a £1200 donation to Helping Hand.

The charity to the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children was established to provide the best equipment, to fund research and education, and to support the immediate needs of children and their parents at the hospital.

It relies heavily on donations.

GRAHAM has been supporting Helping Hand since 2018, initially as part of our ongoing healthcare programme at the Royal Hospitals.

The RVH is the only hospital in Northern Ireland dedicated specifically to the care of children, providing most of the paediatric regional specialities for children throughout NI.

Thanking the team for its generosity, Nigel Kearney, Helping Hand Fundraising Officer, said:

“A huge thank you to everyone from GRAHAM for this latest donation. We would not be able to continue our work in supporting the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children without donations like this. Despite the difficult times we are all going through, we have recently been able to provide the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit and Theatres with a state of the art cardiac output monitor and a new age Laryngoscope to aid with difficult intubations, as well as a range of sensory equipment and toys and games to enhance the patient experience for children from all over Northern Ireland.
“All of this is due to the amazing support we receive from the local community and businesses like GRAHAM. Thank you again.”

GRAHAM Project Manager, Sean O’Neill, is proud of the ongoing friendship with Helping Hand. He said:

“We are delighted to support Helping Hand in any way we can. Working in close proximity to the Children’s Hospital, our site team, in partnership with our local supply chain partners, decided to support the invaluable work they do for children and their families who really need support. We look forward to continuing this relationship into the future.”

The Belfast Transport Hub

The Belfast Transport Hub is a multi-million-pound transport-led regeneration project.

It will see the transformation of an 8-hectare city centre site, delivering a modern, high quality integrated transport hub to enhance local and international connectivity with bus, coach and rail links across Northern Ireland and beyond.

GRAHAM is delivering the site preparation works, which will take approximately 18 months to complete. They include site clearance, utility diversions, ecology surveys, ground remediation, watercourse and drainage activities.

The construction of a new temporary facility for the Translink Bus Operations and Engineering divisions, and a junction onto the Grosvenor Road from the Hub site, are also elements of our works programme.