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10th July 2018 - Press Release

Port's team takes on Three Peaks Challenge in support of Teenage Cancer Trust



The team delivering the Port of Dover's flagship Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) development took on the gruelling Three Peaks Challenge to raise vital funds for research into teenage cancer.

With good weather on their side, the famous endurance challenge took place on Saturday 7 July, whereby 8 employees from the Port and one from VSWB took on 26 miles of rough terrain to climb the three largest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales (Ben Nevis, Scarfell Pike and Snowdon) all within a 24 hour period.

Climbing approximately 3,000m - the equivalent of walking one third of the way up Mount Everest - the challenge was organised by project staff working on the DWDR development who began training in May with the aim to raise £2,500 for the pioneering charity ‘Teenage Cancer Trust’.

David Frazer, DWDR Building Surveyor at the Port of Dover, said: “The 3 Peaks Challenge was exactly that – challenging! It was a great achievement, and our programme of training led by our Project Manager Steve Rawlings definitely paid off. We are very proud to have taken part in this very worthwhile cause.”

Around seven young people aged between 13 and 24 are diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK. They need expert treatment and support from the moment they hear the word ‘cancer’ and Teenage Cancer Trust are the only charity dedicated to supporting young people affected by cancer.

Young people with cancer need specialised nursing and emotional support. Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity meeting this critical need. Right now the charity can only help half of young people with cancer with their world-leading nursing.

Teenage Cancer Trust doesn’t have enough nurses. To help every young person with cancer get the specialised nursing they desperately need please make a donation to DWDR’s fundraising page, via: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/dwdr3peakchallenge

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Notes to editors

 

  1. Port of Dover

The Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) is a one-off opportunity for the regeneration of Dover, bringing new investment into the area.  With UK Government planning approval and supported by a mix of private finance and European Union grant funding, DWDR will deliver:

 

  • Relocation and further development of the cargo business with a new cargo terminal and distribution centre;
  • Creation of greater space within the Eastern Docks for ferry traffic;
  • A transformed waterfront to ultimately attract a host of shops, bars, cafes and restaurants with Dover's unique backdrop of the harbour, cliffs and castle; and
  • Much needed quality employment opportunities for local people.

 

DWDR scored ‘Excellent’ for the CEEQUAL Whole Team Interim Award - the evidence-based sustainability assessment, rating and awards scheme that promotes the achievement of high environmental and social performance in civil engineering, infrastructure, landscaping and public realm projects.

www.doverport.co.uk/DWDR  

 

  1. Teenage Cancer Trust

Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival for young people with cancer aged between 13 and 24. Teenage Cancer Trust funds and builds specialist units in NHS hospitals and provides dedicated staff, bringing young people together so they can be treated by teenage cancer experts in the best place for them. 

Teenage Cancer Trust also educates young people in schools about cancer to help improve the speed and quality of diagnosis. Teenage Cancer Trust relies on donations to fund its vital work. Help transform the lives of young people with cancer. Teenage Cancer Trust is a registered charity: 1062559 (England and Wales), SC039757 (Scotland).

 

  1. DWDR Three Peak Challenge

Those who took part in the challenge are: David Frazer - Port of Dover, Charles Baxter - Port of Dover, Belle Sierina - Port of Dover, Steve Rawlings - Port of Dover, Simon Greenhalgh - Port of Dover, Josie Sinden - Port of Dover, Owen Balmont - Port of Dover, Adrian Millsted - Port of Dover, and Jeremy Lush - VSBW. Team support/mini bus drivers: Jason Groombridge - Port of Dover & Tracy Taylor - Port of Dover.

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