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VolkerLaser complete 14,000 mile challenge


The VolkerLaser challenge team has successfully completed their 14,000 mile journey for charity.


At the start of August, colleagues from across VolkerLaser began their challenge to complete 14,000 miles in just two months, raising money for two chosen charities.

By the end of September, the team of 56, had walked, run, cycled, and swam, a massive total of 14,654 miles, in various locations across the UK. The challenge was organised to follow the world’s longest continuous walkable route, which ‘in real life’ starts out in Cape Town, South Africa, and finishes up in Magadan, Russia.

It was initiated by two of the business’ working groups – PALS and the mental health forum. They wanted to create a challenge which would get colleagues out and about and moving each day, as well as working as a team - all whilst raising money for two fantastic charities.

All monies raised will be split between The Lighthouse Club and the Construction Youth Trust.

The Lighthouse Club is the only charity that provides emotional, physical and financial wellbeing support to construction workers and their families.

Construction Youth Trust is a charity whose aim is to inspire and enable young people to overcome barriers and discover a career in the construction and built environment sector.

With the team taking a well-earned rest, they are now making a final call for donations. If you would like to support the VolkerLaser team, please feel free to donate here.


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