In a completely one-of-a-kind fundraising event, Aggregate Industries’ Contracting Division in Sheffield recently celebrated its work on the prestigious Sheffield PFI highways contract by retracing its tracks in a gruelling 100km, 30 hour charity walk.

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From the 28th-29th July, 34 employees from the Sheffield team, along with colleagues from Amey and the supply chain, set off from the Bardon Hill quarry, home to Aggregate Industries’ UK headquarters in Coalville. The dedicated group of 34 then spent the next 30 hours walking the 100 km distance, passing through four counties, to reach their end destination of the business’ Asphalt plant in Tinsley, Sheffield.

The journey represents the exact course taken by the high-quality granite used to resurface the roads as part of Sheffield City Council’s £2bn highway maintenance PFI project.

The team aimed to raise £15,000 for Prostate Cancer UK and the Huntington’s disease Association but, thanks to the support of friends, family and colleagues, an impressive £18,233.75 inc. Gift Aid has since been achieved with donations still ongoing.

Talking about event, Haroon Rashid Regional Director (North) said: “Although it was a huge challenge, it had a really special meaning behind it; providing an apt opportunity for us to take stock of the huge progress that has been made on the Sheffield PFI project this past five years, while also supporting charity.

“I would like to thank everyone who has sponsored us; we are thrilled to have been able to raise such a significant amount for two very important causes which are close to all of our hearts.”

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