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Griffiths Farrans JV to join National Highways for Birmingham Children’s Hospital charity hike


National Highways staff and a number of delivery partners, including Griffiths Farrans JV, are swapping their work boots for walking boots later this month as they scale Wales’s highest mountain to raise money for charity.

Nineteen members of the Regional Investment Programme team, which is responsible for delivering the Midlands’ biggest road projects, will climb Yr Wyddfa (formerly known as Snowdon) for Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity.

They will be joined by four colleagues from delivery partners Octavius and Griffiths Farrans Joint Venture, principal contractors on the A46 Coventry Junctions scheme and A52 Nottingham Junctions improvement.

The group will climb the 1,085-metre mountain via a 14km circular route from Llanberis on Saturday, 16 September.

National Highways Programme Support Manager Jon Williams, who is organising the event, said:“It will be a long, gradual walk taking in the beautiful lakes of Llyn Teyrn, Llyn Llydaw and Glaslyn, leading to a steep ascent towards the end. The views will be incredible as will the sense of achievement and the knowledge we’re raising funds for such an important cause.”

Birmingham Children’s Hospital is the chosen charity for National Highways Regional Investment Programme team in the Midlands this year.

So far they’ve raised around £1,300 for the hospital, the majority of that through sponsorship for the Yr Wyddfa walk. Other events have included a Women’s World Cup sweepstake and a bake-off.A few days after the walk, some of the team will also be volunteering in the hospital’s sensory garden, getting it ready to host Santa’s grotto in December.

Ellie Maybury, corporate partnerships executive at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, said: “A huge thank you to the National Highways team for supporting our hospital. The team’s enthusiasm and dedication has been fantastic.

“The money raised will go towards raising vital funds to purchase an intraoperative MRI scanner (iMRI). Our hospital is home to one of the largest paediatric neurosurgical centres in the UK, but we are the only one without this leading-edge technology. It will be life changing for the brave patients undergoing brain tumour or epilepsy surgery, providing surgeons with ‘live’ images of the patient’s brain and position of a tumour, right when they need it most.“Good luck to everyone involved!”

To sponsor the team please visit their JustGiving page.