HOW’s Charity Challenges

Four members of HOW Planning’s Manchester based office are flexing their muscles in preparation for Taylor Wimpey North West’s Beat the Builder event; a gruelling multi event challenge which includes over 12 hours of activities.

Steve Renshaw, Principal Planner; Chris Sinton, Senior Planner; Emma Williams and Lee Shaw, both Graduate Planners have joined forces to take on the three physically demanding challenges. Starting at 5.30am, the team will tackle a 5 hour hike of the Old Man of Coniston, a 4 hour mountain bike ride through Grizedale Forest and kayaking on Lake Coniston, expected to take up to 3 hours.

The Beat the Builder Charity Challenge has been organised by Taylor Wimpey North West with the aim of pitting professionals against each other and ultimately raising large sums of money for two hugely worthwhile North West charities; Derian House Children’s Hospice and the North West Air Ambulance.

All four members of the HOW team must complete all three aspects of the course and will be one of 36 teams taking part in the challenge. Anyone wishing to show support and help HOW reach its £2k target can donate at:

Says Gary Halman, Managing Partner at HOW Planning: “The support we have already received from clients and professionals who work with us has been fabulous and the effort being put in by our colleagues is huge!”

In a separate fundraising challenge a second team from HOW also competed in this year’s Manchester 10K, raising almost £2K for the Children’s Adventure Farm Trust, a Cheshire based charity which provides a variety of programmes and activities for terminally ill, disabled and disadvantaged children from all over the North West.

Pictured from left to right, HOW’s Manchester 10K team: Conor Vallelly, Chris Peacock, Gary Halman, Elliott Bullock, Chris Sinton and Lee Shaw


Published: 02/06/2015

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