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Up for a challenge?

Construction professionals are being sought to take part in next year’s CARE International construction challenge, in support of overseas aid work.

Overseas development agency CARE International is delighted to announce the launch of the second CARE Construction Challenge supported by New Civil Engineer and Ground Engineering, exclusively for the construction industry.

Taking place in Cannock Chase in Staffordshire on 2 July 2011, the challenge will see teams from across the industry cover the distance of a marathon on foot, bike and canoe.

£50,000 raised in 2010

In 2010, the CARE Construction Challenge raised £50,000 to support CARE’s poverty-fighting work. Teams from across the construction industry competed, including NCE, Bam Nuttall, Balfour Beatty, Union Square Software, Willmott Dixon Construction, Costain Ltd, McArdle Group, AKS Ward and many others.

The CARE Construction Challenge is also supported by construction management software providers Union Square.

“Our last event was extremely successful - huge thanks to all participating teams,” said CARE Challenge manager Neil Munro.

“Our 2011 challenge will include biking forest tracks, canoeing on a river and a spectacular trail challenge”

Neil Munro, CARE Challenge


“Our 2011 challenge will include biking forest tracks, canoeing on a river and a spectacular trail challenge, with a few mystery challenges thrown in- plus a one hour bonus stage for the super fit and ultra competitive! We hope the industry will come together once again and top last year’s fantastic fundraising total.”
NCE’s intrepid team has already re-signed for 2011, along with a new entrant from sister title GE. The gauntlet is thrown down.

The CARE Challenge Team offer participants expert advice on training and fundraising. The final challenge of the event will be summoning enough energy for the post-event reception where teams can toast the top fundraisers and celebrate a great achievement on the dancefloor.

  • If you work in any sector of the construction industry or supply chain and want to take on the challenge, visit or call the CARE Challenge Team on 020 7934 9470.






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