Hobson & Porter staff complete Three Peaks Challenge for Maddison

Congratulations to the team of Hobson & Porter staff who completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge in under 12-hours.

The intrepid team climbed Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough all to raise vital funds for life-changing equipment for Maddison.
The daughter of colleague Amie Cundill suffers from Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy and Severe Refractory Epilepsy. This means she cannot walk, sit unaided or support her own weight and movements and struggles with learning difficulties.

Staff members completed the 24.5 miles walk, which involved 1,700 metres of elevation, and contributed funds to the £2,714 raised for specialist therapy and equipment.

Dan Lamplough is our preconstruction manager and took part in the challenge. He said: “We are incredibly proud of the money we have raised for Maddison and the difference it will make, enabling the family to afford the treatment and equipment she needs.

“The challenge was by no means easy, but it was for a very worthy cause that is close to our hearts. We wanted to do something to support Maddison and ease the pressure on the family.

“Here at Hobson & Porter, we want to support our staff as much as possible, and their families are a part of our family. We have been eager to help Amie, Matt and Maddison, and overwhelmed by the support we have had by those donating.”

To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/helpingmaddison

Putting the right tools in place for support on World Mental Health Day

Here at Hobson & Porter our staff are our family, so we treat their mental health as seriously as we do their physical.

To mark World Mental Health Day we’ve held several talks on all of our sites about the importance about talking about any problems.

This coincides with our ongoing work all-year round to make sure we have dedicated staff trained up as mental health first aiders.

We’ve joined other YORhub contractors in running several toolbox talks, as it’s revealed every single working day in the UK two construction workers take their own life.

Stress, depression or anxiety accounts for a fifth of all work-related illness.

Joe Rymer, health and safety at Hobson & Porter, said: “Everyone has mental health and mental health problems are common, even more so in construction. They can impact anyone at any time.

“There is no weakness in struggling with your mental health, but there is courage to talk about how you really feel.

“Keep an eye on your work mates and if you are struggling yourself, we want you to have the confidence to reach out.

“The success of Hobson & Porter is down to our people, so as a company we want our staff to feel physically and mentally well.”