The team from Fusion (a joint venture connecting Morgan Sindall Infrastructure, BAM Nuttall and Ferrovial Agroman) were recently joined by subcontractors for Le Tour De Central. A charity bike ride organised by colleagues, La Tour De Central took cyclists through 62 miles of varying terrain to raise funds for two charities, one of which was us.
Months of planning and preparation – including a series of fundraising activities – culminated in the ride itself and a fantastic fundraising effort of £15,000 to split between the two charities.
Alex Towse, Pre-Contract Lead & Project Manager, representing Fusion’s senior management team, was on hand to congratulate the riders at the finish line and give out the medals and was present at the celebratory barbecue that took place, hosted by Dalcour Maclaren. He said afterwards;
“It was a fantastic event which had a great turnout despite the rainy weather. The riders put in a lot of preparation to be able to last the course, and the unplanned road closures and resultant detours all added to the fun! The organisers, Rebecca Collins, John Allen and Joanna Walmsley, deserve a lot of credit too, also the individuals and organisation who sponsored and donated. On behalf of Fusion, I would like to extend sincere thanks to everyone who played a part in making Le Tour De Central a success.”
George Gray-Cheape, one of the event organisers who works with Dalcour Maclaren, added;
“The Fusion family welcomed and looked after us all so well. Thirty Dalcour Maclaren cyclists took part. The organisation and atmosphere across the whole event was superb and the support crews were brilliant for encouragement along the way. We were pleased to play our part in hosting the finish line barbecue party in celebration of everyone completing the challenge safely and raising so much for two very worthy causes. Thank you Fusion.”
Fusion’s Rebecca Collins, commented;
“Despite the rain, the event was a huge success – everyone finished! It was great to see everyone pull together, felt like a whole team effort and we raised funds for two worthy charities.
“Communication between the support team and the Lynch crew worked well. There were problems like diversions and punctures that could have had a significant impact had we not had the help from Lynch or the checkpoint support. The teamwork and communication between the organising team, Dalcour Maclaren’s support, time and effort during the preparation at the finish line, made it feel like an event, nice touch with medals and balloon arch!”
Finally, Declan Davis, Health, Safety & Wellbeing Director, at Fusion added;
“It is great to see the construction sector collaborating like this. We champion health, safety and wellbeing so the selection of these two charities to fundraise for as part of a joint venture are an excellent reflection of our core values. Congratulations to all involved in this excellent achievement.”
A huge thank you to everyone who took part, and to all those who sponsored such a great team effort.