During September 2017, Careys Foundation took part in the annual Construction Industry Adventure Race, Dig Deeper. Our employees created five fantastic teams of four people who took on the toughest obstacle challenges the industry had to offer.

With 40 teams competing in total, the five-hour race included hiking, cycling and water sports in the Lake District with the aim of collecting scoring points by reaching markers plotted on the event map. The Foundation made up five competitive teams with employees throughout the Carey Group from different businesses such as BDL Dry Lining and Careys Design Team. 

With the event raising an impressive grand total over £3,000 in aid of charities 353 and Anthony Nolan, our teams received outstanding levels of support from family, friends and fellow colleagues resulting in Careys Foundation taking home the award of the most sponsorship raised.

353 provides ongoing support and guidance to members of the military community and their families experiencing the loss of loved ones. Anthony Nolan aim to save the lives of individuals diagnosed with blood cancer or blood disorders by giving three people a day the chance to find their lifesaving blood donor. The money raised from the event helped to further the positive impact and influence of these charities within the lives of affected individuals and families.

The scenery was amazing, but it was tough going and hard work. To top that 2017’s challenge was cold and wet, nonetheless brutally good fun!

Luke Levitt, Lead Estimator, Careys Civil Engineering

The mountain biking was around 25km and a combination of hill trails and roads, there were a lot of steep climbs making it a real leg burner.

Tom Wraight, Head of Delivery, Careys Civil Engineering
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