Tough Test Ahead For Charity Team

27 May 2014

Four members of the Costain site team at the Sydenham School project will be toughing it out for charity in this year’s CARE Construction Challenge.

Open to everyone in the construction and property industries, the Challenge takes place in The Forest of Dean near Monmouth on the England/Wales border at the end of June. It’s designed to be a test of physical and mental ability: teams must cover the marathon distance on foot, bike and canoe, as well as completing mental challenges along the way.

Costain is a corporate supporter of the challenge, which raises money for emergency shelter and reconstruction projects around the world. Recent CARE projects have included providing emergency shelter following the earthquake in Haiti and floods in Pakistan.

The Sydenham School team of Ian Dixon, Commercial Manager, David Woodhouse, Project Director, Tom Impey, Site Manager, and Peter Bryan, Site Manager, are aiming to raise at least £2,000. They’re now getting ready for the 17km trail challenge, the 16km cycle challenge and the 9km canoe challenge along the River Wye.

“The first stage is supposed to be a run but there might be bit of walking involved towards the end,” admitted Ian, who has taken to cycling to work each day in preparation for the day.  “But it’s all in a good cause, it’s good for teambuilding and it should make for a great – if punishing – challenge.

“We’re hoping everyone will get behind us and help us raise lots of money for what is a great charity.”

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