The team at Laing O’Rourke, a multinational construction company, are taking part in a sponsored walk to help raise money for DMSF.

The walk, which starts at the Olympic Park and finishes at the Olympia Exhibition Centre will visit past and present Laing O’Rourke development projects in and around London, including the incredible new structure at the London College of Fashion.

Co-Founder and DMSF CEO, Diane Modahl, said: “We’re lucky to have some fantastic support from our partners. We rely on building strong partnerships with like-minded organisations who want to make a positive impact on the community, and we are proud to call Laing O’Rourke a DMSF partner.”

Taking part in todays (Tuesday 8 December) challenge is Ian Seabrook, Tom Underhill, James Hickman, Tom Inglis, John Glennon, George Gillham and Sabine Mavin, although George and Sabine are unfortunately unable to attend due to self-isolation and tier travel restrictions.

Diane continues: “It’s fantastic that Laing O’Rourke has chosen DMSF as their sponsored walk charity. The funds raised will help us to continue to deliver essential programmes to young people, including mentoring programmes and to train our young DMSF Sports Leaders to become ‘Mental Health Mentors’ within their schools.

“There is much that DMSF can do to support the wellbeing of children and young people in our care, and these funds will come at a crucial time when supporting their mental health is key.”

Wishing the team, the best of luck!

As well as this being a great opportunity to take a walking tour through the history of the company, and see some of the amazing projects we’ve brought to life, we get to support this special charity and help raise vital funds to support young people in the most deprived areas in the North West.

Ian Seabrook

HSE Manager, Laing O'Rourke

Starting point: Olympic Park, 7am

[update: Wednesday 9 December]

Just WOW!!! 11.5hrs, 50km (31 miles) and £3,000 raised for DMSF. We think you’ll agree the Laing O’Rourke team did an amazing job. If you’d like to contribute to their fundraising effort, click here.

Image (right): The finishing line – Olympia Great Hall, 6.30pm

Article image: Liverpool Street

Images (first row, L to R): London College of Fashion, Canary Wharf
(second row, L to R): Cannon Street, One Bishopsgate; Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital
(third row, L to R): Blackfriars Tideway, Soho Place, Farringdon Crossrail