Walking With The Wounded Cumbrian Challenge


Morson take part in Walking With The Wounded Cumbrian Challenge

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Walking With The Wounded Cumbrian Challenge

Morson were delighted to take part in the Walking With The Wounded Cumbrian Challenge recently.

In May 2018, more than 100 teams took part in the walk on the Lake District fells to raise money for ex-servicemen and women. The event was sponsored by Morson Group with two Morson Technical Services teams, one from Wattisham (including four Morson employees and one Boeing) and one from RNAS Yeovilton (including three Morson employees and one Leonardo) taking part. Each team raised in excess of £2,000.

Tracy Roberts, Wildcat Base Maintenance Data Controller for Leonardo at RNAS Yeovilton took part in the walk as an alternative to another planned charity event.

“We were originally going to do the Three Peaks Challenge but my colleague from Morson told us about the Walking With The Wounded Cumbrian Challenge and we decided to have a go at that instead.”

“We didn’t have a long time to train or raise the money but I’m very proud to have been part of the group and to raise so much. My husband himself is in the Royal Navy and did tours of Afghanistan with 845 squadron so it was great to support a charity related to that.”

Dale Eades, who works in the safety management office at Wattisham, got involved with the walk through Jon Moon, contracts manager for Morson Technical Services. “It was a challenge coming up with unique ways to raise money for the walk as we were in many cases stinging the same pockets as our colleagues but I’m very pleased with the amount we raised.”

“One of the best parts of the whole experience was not only raising money for a worthy cause but also the element of team bonding it allowed for. I now have friends in other parts of the site that I wouldn’t have usually interacted with day-to-day and should I need to work with them we have that relationship.”

In 2015 Morson signed the Armed Forces Covenant to pledge a dedication to helping ex-forces personnel transition into civilian life. In 2017, Morson were presented with the Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award, the highest badge of honour presented for outstanding support to those who serve or have served.  

Other companies that took part in the walk included BAE Systems, Serco and Kier.