Raft race success raises £1,450 for Water Aid
8th August 2022
Two teams from Morrison Water Services have raised £1,450 for one of our approved charities, WaterAid by taking part in a water raft race hosted by Thames Water.
The two teams, the Metering Marvels and the Plumbers Mateys, took part in the event, which was held in Reading.
Each team had five hours to build a raft and agree on race tactics.
They battled throughout the race, but it was the Metering Marvels who crossed the finish line first, taking overall second place and pipping the Plumbers Mateys at the post.
Andrew Curtis, team captain of the Metering Marvels said: “It was an amazing day. It was great to see work colleagues in such a relaxed way. My team won the raft race last year and there was a real good-natured competition between our two teams this year.”
The Metering Marvels were:
- Captain: Andrew Curtis, Assistant Project Manager on the Thames Water Contract
- Peter Johnson, Assistant Plumbing Manager on the Thames Water Contract
- Alan Cripps, Plumbing Supervisor on the Thames Water Contract
- Chris Taylor, Plumbing Supervisor on the Thames Water Contract
- Rosie Rand, an employee at Thames Water
- Ana Gaspar, Strategic Development Manager, north Business Services Contract
The Plumbers Mateys were:
- Captain: Mark Halpin, Plumbing Area Manager on the Thames Water Contract
- Dean Thorne, Assistant Plumbing Manager on the Thames Water Contract
- Jason Journeaux, Plumbing Supervisor on the Thames Water Contract
- Jordan Bush, Plumbing Supervisor on the Thames Water Contract
- Kathryn Olley, Resourcing Advisor at People Services in HR at M Group Services
- Ashleigh Tooby, Trainee Resourcing Business Partner at People Services in HR at M Group Services
WaterAid’s goal is to provide clean water, working toilets and a good standard of hygiene for everyone. In 2016, Thames Water set out to create long-term positive change. In Malawi, the sewer system had broken, and the water source was contaminated, causing danger to people living in the community. Thanks to Thames Water, Malawi now has access to clean water and good hygiene.
However, there are still other areas in the world that are living without water essentials which is why WaterAid is continuing their work and we continue to support them in raising money through events like these.
Congratulations to everyone who took part for a great team-building event and impressive fund raising.Back to all.