Fundraiser of the Month: Dr James Lawrence

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We are really pleased to be celebrating the incredible fundraising efforts of Dr James Lawrence, a member of the British Geotechnical Association who has raised £1,210 for RedR UK from the recent Rankine Lecture.

The Rankine Lecture is widely viewed as the most prestigious of the invited lectures in geotechnics. This years’ lecture, which addressed the benefits of drastically changing the established philosophy in seismic foundation design, brought together a number of employees from across our Patron firms.

After the lecture the participants joined together for the annual post-Rankine lecture dinner. Dr James Lawrence organised the Lecture, and kindly selected RedR UK to benefit from the proceeds of the raffle alongside the British Geotechnical Association Fund.

The raffle comprised of prizes such as LEGO Creator Vestas Wind Turbine, Samsung Galaxy Tablet to Champagne Tea for Two at Claridges and were kindly donated by companies who attended the dinner, including, AECOM, ARUP, Atkins, British Geotechnical Association, Byland Engineering, Cementation Skanska, Fugro, GCG, Geotechnical Observations Limited, In Situ Site Investigation, Jacobs and NGI.

The BGA (British Geotechnical Association) chose RedR UK as one of only two charities to benefit from the money raised from the Rankine Dinner Raffle because we feel RedR UK provides short and long term relief when major natural disasters strike. This requires an organisation that understands the engineering, technical and disaster management solutions which can save lives and offer long term support to affected communities. We know that funds raised for RedR UK will provide emergency response, recovery and reconstruction, reinforced by training at all levels.

Dr James Lawrence

British Geotechnical Association member