In just a few weeks time one of our Contract Managers, James Page (Jazz), will be switching his site boots for walking boots as he and 2 of his friends take on the Trek to Everest Basecamp Challenge. Pictured above (Jazz on the left), they've been wearing in their boots over the summer with treks in the Lakes and our own Yorkshire 3 Peaks.
They are raising money to support the family of their great friend Paul Banton.
Taken from their 'Just Giving' page, in their own words
The story behind our Mount Everest Challenge.......
Around 2 years ago one of our closest and dearest friends, Paul Banton, at the age of 39 was diagnosed with MND (Motor Nurone Disease). His condition is terminal with between 2-5 years left of his life to spend with his beautiful wife and children.
Only 3 months prior to his diagnosis, Paul was made redundant from his job as a Managing Director at Polestar which has added additional financial stress to what is already a difficult time. Since that day Paul, his loving wife Vikki and their two amazing young children Jack,11 and 7 year old Max have embarked on an unthinkable battle taking each day as it comes.
We don’t know exactly how long we will be blessed with having Paul in our lives but we do know that we want to fill every second we can with amazing memories of seeing him and his family smile. Family days out, unexpected treats and the relief that his family will be supported when he can’t be there – that’s why we’re climbing Everest on the 4th October.
I'm sure like to show your support to Jazz by visiting his Just Giving Page and helping him and his friends reach their fund raising goal. https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/everestforthebantons
AFR in 2019
of our engineers have HNC qualifications
of our managers have a minimum of 5 day SMSTS training