STW challenge 3

Seven people from our Land and Planning Consultancy team who work with Severn Trent Water took part in the Severn Trent Mountain Challenge on Saturday 8 July. The two teams completed the trek, which started at Hope Valley College and went across the beautiful Dark Peak area of the Peak District in Derbyshire. The teams followed pathways around Nether Booth and Edale, passing through numerous checkpoints and ending up back at the college. One team of three took on the 20-mile walking challenge, rising to just over 3,500 ft. whilst the other team of four completed the 30-mile challenge.

Severn Trent Water (STW), one of our largest clients, organise the annual challenge to raise funds for WaterAid, a charity which partners with organisations across the globe to provide clean water, decent toilets, and good hygiene. They were one of the founding firms behind WaterAid and they have been fundraising via the mountain challenge since 1993.

GIS Technician, James Shannahan, said: “It was great for Fisher German to support such a worthy cause. It was a tough challenge, but we had a lot of laughs along the way, and it was great to network with people from Severn Trent. The majority of us had not worked together, so we ensured the walking groups were mixed to allow for new connections to be made. We are thrilled that we managed to not only achieve but exceed our original target and it was wonderful knowing that so many people supported us.”

Apprentice Surveyor, Jemima Cooke organised our team entry, took part last year but couldn’t this year due to an injury, said: “The challenge has always been so highly spoken about with our project teams at Severn Trent and those from Fisher German who have previously taken part. It’s a great way to fundraise for WaterAid which is determined to make clean water, toilets, and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere, within a generation, to help change lives, is worth fundraising and walking for.”

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