Helvellyn Walk Team Photo

Stantec Treatment support Armed Forces Week

Helvellyn Walk Team Photo

Stantec Treatment in the UK are a huge supporter of our Armed Forces and have over the years helped raise awareness and money for military charities. June 19th – 25th was Armed Forces Week which gave us a great opportunity to continue that support and raise money for the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA). SSAFA provide lifelong support to all our Armed Forces and their families. We ended the week on a total of £1,040 raised, which is a fantastic achievement!

 

We held three events in support of SSAFA during Armed Forces Week with a Dress Down Day, a Big Brew Up and a hike up Helvellyn in the Lake District. The Office dress down days coincided with a ‘Big Brew Up’ which was hosted at the Soapworks in Salford. The Big Brew Up invited everyone to have a cup of tea, a cake and a chat. Offices throughout the UK got involved too in support of our Armed Forces, appeasing those of us with a sweet tooth with some excellent cake and biscuits.

Saturday 24th was the big test for the dozens of employees from all regions and Joint Ventures heading out on the journey up Helvellyn. The hikers had a tough task on their hands but they were more than up for it and doing it for an important cause.

The hikers arrived on the Saturday morning to set up camp. For the hike the plan was to split into two groups as there are two different routes up the peak with varying degrees of difficulty. Over the next few hours they walked and climbed their way to the 950 metre high summit. They battled some cloudy weather and tough stretches, but the team morale couldn’t be beaten especially with the spectacular views on show.

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A BBQ back at the campsite was a fitting reward for achieving a fantastic accomplishment in the name of SSAFA. We raised a total of £1,040 through the week so well done to all the Helvellyn conquerors and to all those that donated through the week, as well as Plant Manger Adam Houchin for organising the events!

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