13th April 2018
It has been an exciting few weeks for Farrans Section Engineer, Lynsey McNeilly, who was recently selected as a finalist in the Best Woman Contractor category at this year’s WICE Awards.
The prestigious WICE awards seek to recognise the most exemplary women in construction and engineering across Europe.
Lynsey will now face a judging panel at the end of April, where she will be scored against eight other leading ladies in the construction industry.
Whilst preparing for the interview, Lynsey, who is currently working on the New Llwyn Onn Service Reservoir & Pumping Station project in Wrexham, will also be getting ready for a charity trip to Rwanda.
As part of the ICE Bridges to Prosperity Scheme, Lynsey will be helping to build a 45 metre suspension bridge across the Giwsi River.
Its construction will bring a wealth of resource to the community in Uwacyeza and Muganza, where locals currently cannot cross the river for 120 days during the year, thus restricting access to food, education and healthcare.
Lynsey is part of the team of ten Civil Engineers selected to travel to Rwanda and solve this problem, building a much-needed structure to serve a community of 6000 people.
Farrans has joined forces with a number of key organisations and institutes across Northern Ireland in order to raise £50,000 towards the cost of the bridge to date.
A public fundraising goal of £15,000 has also been set, in order to raise the necessary funds ahead of the two week trip next month.
All donations to help Lynsey and the team are greatly welcomed at: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/bridgestoprosperity
Further information is available at: https://www.ice.org.uk/news-and-insight/latest-ice-news/ni-engineers-transform-lives-in-rwanda