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Peddars Way Challenge raises £2.5k for local charity

A team of 17 employees from Jackson Civil Engineering completed the Peddars Way Walking Challenge raising £2.5k for the Lighthouse Women’s Aid, triumphing their target of £1,000.

Lighthouse Women’s Aid is a charitable organisation based in Suffolk, providing emotional support to women and their children experiencing domestic abuse in their personal or family relationships. The charity has been providing safe and supportive refuge in Ipswich since 1976 and offer a range of community services and courses to support and rebuild lives after domestic abuse.

The team’s fourth annual foundation day, organised by Steven Aldous, Dale Mandell and Adam Whitbourn accomplished their hardest challenge yet, walking a total of 46 miles over two days.

The walk started in Holme and finished in Knettishall Health (the reverse of the traditional route).

Organiser Steven Aldous said: “Mentally and physically challenging for anyone, I’m so proud of everyone for finishing.”

Alongside the 17 participants, Matthew Wyncoll, Senior Planning Engineer, joined the team as their support driver for the duration of the challenge. He said: “Supporting everyone go through the pain for an incredible charity was truly inspirational.”

The team also held ‘One Group Departmental Office Games’ a week later at Jackson Head Office to increase the donations. The games included:

  • Egg & Spoon Race
  • Max 3-Dart Throw
  • Bean Bag Toss
  • Standing Long Jump
  • 100m Row Sprint
  • Paper Staple Race

Overall the team raised £2,500 and presented the donation cheque to a Lighthouse Women’s Aid Representative, Katherine Ahluwalia at the head office Half Yearly Conference in Ipswich.

Well done to everyone involved!