Shieldhall Tunnel Team Swing Into Action For Charity
21 September 2016
Fearless fundraisers from the Costain-VINCI Construction Grands Projets Shieldhall Tunnel team in Glasgow swung from a 150ft tall crane to raise more than £2600 for the Stroke Association.
Ten members of the team launched themselves off Glasgow landmark the Titan Crane, over the River Clyde, reaching speeds of 100 km per hour before being safely lowered to the ground.
It was, said Julie Thomas, Administrator, a breath taking experience: ““The first thing you realise when you step out of the crane’s lift is that you can see straight through the platform and directly to the ground below. That definitely takes your breath away!”
Neil Grosset, Project Director, loved it: “I just wanted to do it again as soon as I got to the ground. The expectation of stepping over that barrier and feeling the force of the ropes protecting you definitely gets the heart-pumping and adrenalin flowing.
“And then you’re off. Maybe it is the sheer excitement mixed with a little fear but you can’t help but let out a scream as you see the surface below you becoming closer. It all takes just seconds but it is something you will never forget and I truly want to do it again.”
Neil thanked everyone for taking part and for supporting the Stroke Association, one of the team’s chosen charities: “I can’t tell you how proud I am of our team for getting involved in this event and for raising so much money.”
Contractors working on the project, including Bowercross Construction, Leggat Plant Hire and Mammoet, also contributed to the fund. Added Neil: “My thanks also go to everyone who dug deep to support us and the Stroke Association.”
Said Jenny Tan from the Stroke Association: “We really appreciate the Shieldhall Tunnel team’s wonderful fundraising efforts. The money they raised will go towards raising awareness of stroke, supporting people who have had a stroke and funding vital stroke research. We continue to go from strength to strength and this would not be possible without the generosity of supporters like them.”
Costain Communications Department