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Crossrail team signs up to CARE Construction Challenge

A team from London’s £14.5bn Crossrail mega project are the latest to sign up for the CARE Construction Challenge supported by NCE and Ground Engineering.

The challenge takes place on 30 June on Dorset’s scenic Purbeck peninsula. Teams will take on a marathon distance on foot, bike and kayak while raising vital funds to support CARE International, whose poverty-fighting work includes constructing emergency and transitional shelter in humanitarian emergencies.

The Crossrail team, made up of employees from Network Rail and Bechtel, join Bam Nuttall, EnterpriseMouchel, Kingspan and others, including teams from NCE. The teams will take on a marathon by foot, bike and kayak, with additional mystery challenges. Last year Bam Nuttall completed the challenge in the fastest time. The Crossrail team are determined to give them a run for their money this year.

Crossrail’s team are currently working on Crossrail’s surface works west of London, from Paddington to Maidenhead. Their group consists of project managers, engineers, planners and commercial managers who are all looking forward to working together as an integrated team in a bid to win.

“CARE International responds to humanitarian emergencies with, amongst other forms of assistance, emergency and transitional shelter, permanent housing and infrastructure. Network Rail provides critical national infrastructure. We know that humanitarian emergencies need the skills of civil engineers and construction people like us to help alleviate suffering. So the fact that CARE’s work resonates with us as a team was a big factor in us signing up,” explained Crossrail’s team leader Geoff Hancox.

Want to take on the Crossrail team?

CARE is looking for more intrepid teams to take part in the CARE Construction Challenge. For further information visit www.carechallenge.org.uk/constructionchallenge or call the CARE Challenge Team on 020 7091 6111.

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