Employees from Wilmslow-based specialist in Modern Methods of Construction and fast-track building, MTX, are walking, running, and riding, over 1200 kms across Peru in a ‘virtual challenge’ to raise funds for Stockport County Football Club’s Community Trust Health & Well-Being Programme.
The aim is to raise £7,500 for the Programme, which helps local adults in need, and celebrate two MTX employees, trainee QS, Katie Wiseman, and junior project engineer, Ben Statham, who travel to Peru in November to volunteer building schools and clinics serving local people. The Cross Peru challenge is the equivalent of travelling from the eastern border of Peru to the western coast.
MTX works closely with the NHS to create new operating theatres and other patient care facilities using Modern Methods of Construction – including offsite modular build – ‘to deliver cost-effective facilities that are brought into service more quickly than those built using traditional methods’. Managing director, David Hartley, said: “Our company’s purpose of improving the care of generations extends to communities both across the UK and globally, and we continuously seek ways to improve our own processes and to make a difference. That’s why we’re excited to back Katie and Ben to travel to Peru, so they can use their skills to work with local volunteer groups building schools and clinics. We’re all aware, however, that families, communities, and charities within the UK are also facing huge challenges, and are desperately in need of support. So, the ‘Cross Peru’ Challenge celebrates Katie and Ben’s selfless dedication, and gives us all the opportunity to raise funds to support the excellent work being done right here by the County Community Trust.”
County Community Trust is the official affiliated charitable arm of Stockport County FC. The Trust is committed to improving the health and well-being of people of all ages and abilities across Stockport and the surrounding area, to help make a positive difference to their lives.
County Community Trust manager, Dave Wardle, commented: “We are extremely grateful to the MTX team for its fantastic support in fundraising for our weekly free Social Well-Being Programme, which takes place at Edgeley Park every Wednesday. The programme brings together vulnerable individuals, their families, carers, and friends, reducing stigma and raising awareness in the community. It also helps to improve people’s quality of life by helping to build their self-esteem and confidence, teaches life skills, and reduces social isolation. Current funding from the National League Trust ends in November, and the MTX support will be vital to ensure that we continue and further develop this valuable and much-needed provision.”
The virtual ‘Cross Peru’ challenge will be completed during October and November. Employees, families and MTX supply chain partners will sponsor the challenge with progress tracked through Strava and official leader boards.
MTX employees Katie Wiseman and Ben Statham are pictured (centre) holding the Peru national flag. With them at the Stockport County FC ground ‘Cross Peru’ launch are (right) County Community Trust manager, Dave Wardle, and (left) Adrian Rigby-Bates, CCT Health & Well-Being manager.