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BAM grads raise cash for CRASH

Ryan Wilson (QS), Jennifer Breaden (Assistant Planner), Jim Ward ( BAM Construction Director), Robin Wallace (Y People), Ross Gunning (Trainee Site Manager), Alex and Carl (bending down) are two young people staying in the shelter.

Ryan Wilson (QS), Jennifer Breaden (Assistant Planner), Jim Ward ( BAM Construction Director), Robin Wallace (Y People), Ross Gunning (Trainee Site Manager), Alex and Carl (bending down) are two young people staying in the shelter.

Three BAM Construction graduates recently took part in a company challenge to raise money for charity.

Each year BAM’s graduates take on either a fundraising or educational challenge and this year trainee site manager, Ross Gunning, assistant planner, Jennifer Breaden and assistant project surveyor, Ryan Wilson, were tasked with turning £100 into £1,000 in two days. The challenge was in aid the construction industry’s charity, CRASH.

The trio spend their first day volunteering at YPeople, decorating an area of its Glasgow office. YPeople helps vulnerable young people affected by homelessness.

They spent their second day walking a mile in the shoes of a homeless person on the streets of Edinburgh, helping them to understand the challenges and problems faced daily by homeless people.

Overall, the graduates raised £1,400.

Doug Keillor, regional director, BAM Construction said, “We are all impressed with Ross, Jennifer and Ryan’s efforts and ability to support such a worthy cause.

“It’s tough out there; hopefully all involved will have learned something from their experience.”

Ryan Wilson added, “It was a very humbling experience and although it’s a cliché, it really does make you appreciate things you take for granted on a daily basis.

“YPeople is a terrific organisation and the work they do is so important. To be able to help them as well as CRASH was a double bonus for us.”

 

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