World of Hoare Lea.
Us being awesome.
Ross McEachern and his team won a gold medal at the Scottish Athletics National Road Relays (in the 'Masters' category) – an incredible achievement! Ross trains every day, inspiring his son – and colleagues in the office – to take up running as well. A special shout out to Lynne Fraser, who's been running almost every lunchtime.
(Ross pictured front right)
SKETCH MEET : COLLAGE EDITION
Our London office continues to knock it out of the park with the regular ‘Sketch Meet’ socials. March was time to have a go at collages; check out some of the work:
The latest Leeds office social took them to Junkyard Golf at The Light. They’ve also started hosting knowledge-sharing sessions in conjunction with a monthly pizza Friday event, with Juliette Scholes presenting on digital engineering.
OXBRIDGE SKI TRIP
Our Oxbridge offices teamed up for a five-day ski trip in Pas De La Casa, Andorra, returning with some interesting nose tans, a bruised shoulder and a few sore heads. Although the trip is not sponsored by the firm, the group want to send their appreciation to the partners for allowing this mass exodus of engineers. A 2020 trip is being planned and will be open to all; it’s a great way to meet new people you may not normally get a chance to see. If anyone is interested, please contact Konstantinos Milonidis.
ACTS OF CHARITY
Gael Vilatarsana has been providing the Bristol office with baskets of snacks, in order to raise money for Southern Brooks, the office’s chosen charity for this year. They’ve raised £460 as of March, but the total will keep rising as people keep snaffling the snacks.
London used their monthly ‘pizza Friday’ to host an Easter egg raffle, raising £90 for Inspire.
Staying in the capital, a late congratulations to Sam Ward, who won the Christmas Charity Pool Competition. The event raised £200 for ‘Sister Kay’s Drop-in Christmas Party’. A nun, called Kay, runs a weekly drop in event for homeless women and prostitutes in a building over the road from Kings Cross station. They needed around £200 to hold their planned Christmas event and our London office came up trumps; well done guys!
Our Birmingham office has kicked off its annual fundraising drive with a games night and bake sale. They raised almost £300, so are already on a roll as they try to beat last year's grand total of £6,560.28. Their selected charity this year is the new Bereavement Centre appeal for Birmingham Women's and Children's Hospital, an appeal close to the hearts of many in the office. Keep an eye out for more fundraising to come.
The whole of the 58 Waterloo Street building – where our Glasgow office is based – combined for a joint Red Nose Day fundraiser, whipping up £480 from raffles and cake sales.
Our Leeds office had a Red Nose Day themed bake-off, raising £28 with their red-themed treats.
BOURNE TO RUN
Jo Drane, Csaba Sasvari, Jane Blackmore, Lynette Dry, Colm Dougan, Ryan Horder and Darren Rowe all took part in the Bournemouth 10K to Half Marathon situated along the seafront for British Heart Foundation. Darren Rowe and Colm Dougan went for the half marathon, with everyone else tackling the 10K run. Well done all!