Charity A14 Welly Walk
Rarely does the chance to walk along a major highway present itself, and nor would anyone advise it for safety reasons.
However, the A14 Integrated Delivery Team and a dozen members of its supply chain team made this happen over the weekend, with over 450 residents from the local community taking up the opportunity to walk along a section of the new A14 before it is open to traffic.
The ‘Welly Walk’, as it was named, was in memory of a number of the A14 team, who during the last twelve months had died as a result of cancer. Over 150 members of the project team worked hard to ensure the 10km route between the A1198, Ermine Street and Swavesey Junction was safe for members of the public to walk on and had all kinds of interesting information and machinery along the way.
Although free to join the walk, a donation to Cancer Research UK was requested and collection buckets were also in evidence on the day. Over £5,000 for the charity has currently been raised.
The first stop on the route enabled walkers to interact with Mick George Ltd, who are providing aggregate, waste management and concrete to the project and had vehicles on show with representatives there to answer any questions.
Jon Stump, Finance Director at Mick George Ltd commented: “The benefits associated with the Welly Walk were multi-faceted, and it is something that we would always look to support. Great credit goes to the organisers and those who turned out for the event.”