Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to the newest version of your browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of Construction News, please enable cookies in your browser.

Welcome to the Construction News site. As we have relaunched, you will have to sign in once now and agree for us to use cookies, so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

How the #loveLIVES campaign was won

On 13 April Construction News, KPMG and the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity launched the #loveLIVES campaign. Here is how Construction News led the campaign over the next 50 days.

loveLIVES landing page

DAY 1 – #loveLIVES campaign is launched on

loveLIVES splash 1

loveLIVES first cover

DAY 5 – Building Lives adorns CN’s cover and Laing O’Rourke CEO Anna Stewart pledges £20k while urging further industry support

loveLIVES spread 1

DAY 12 – Donations begin to accelerate as Building Lives unveils proposed new funding model

loveLIVES Constructionist tweet

DAY 17 – Social media interest continues to grow with donations hitting £160k

loveLIVES case study 1

loveLIVES second cover

DAY 26 – Construction News leads with how Building Lives turned one Kier site manager’s life around

loveLIVES NG Bailey tweet

DAY 37 – Twitter reacts to mayor of London Boris Johnson’s pledge of support

loveLIVES case study 2

DAY 38 – Case studies drive home the incredible work done by Building Lives; pledges hit £230k


loveLIVES Boris Hancock






DAY 40 – Campaign reaches £265k as London resident pledges £10k after seeing #loveLIVES in the Evening Standard

loveLIVES Kier tweet

DAY 47 – Contractors are among those to take to Twitter to encourage industry to get campaign over the line

CN cover 050615 1

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.