March 2019

From handling CIS and Self Assessment to tackling tax refunds for tens of thousands of building trade clients each year, RIFT was built to lighten the load of UK construction workers. Our partnership with the Lighthouse Club charity gives us the chance to do even more. The Lighthouse Club offers vital financial, practical and emotional support for people in construction, and we’re proud to stand with them and champion their work.

Here’s a run-down of the charity’s key news and events for this month.

A sad farewell to Jack Chittock

The East Anglian club has paid its last respects to a long-standing and valued member in Jack Chittock, who sadly passed away in January after a short illness. A member since 1967, Jack was a founder of the East Anglian club, acting as treasurer and eventual chairman before standing down in 2017 at an impressive 89 years of age.

Jack received the Golden Anniversary Life Membership accolade after 50 years of membership and support. His service took place on the 6th of February at the Ipswich Crematorium, attended by many friends and family members.

Yorkshire Spring Ball: 23rd of March

Kicking off with a drinks reception starting at 6.30pm, this year’s Yorkshire Spring Ball will combine a 3-course dinner with a broad range of events, including:

  • The ever-popular heads-and-tails and bingo games, featuring a cash prize.
  • A raffle.
  • A disco lasting until 1am.

The event takes place at the Met hotel in Leeds on Saturday the 23rd of March, and raffle/auction donations are gratefully received. Dress code is black tie for men and ball gowns or cocktail dresses for women.

Tickets cost £50 each, with tables seating 10 to 12. Individual tickets and smaller tables are also available.

Contact Anika Mather on 07540 047750 or

That’s it for our monthly round-up of the latest and greatest from The Lighthouse Club. Visit for upcoming events, learn all about the charity’s amazing work at and check back here next month for more updates.