This year an intrepid team from AW Group consisting of Tom Locke, Kahraman Ongul, Anthony Buckely, Greg Mckenzie, Sam Sharpe, Holly Robertson, Christian Warrell, Mark Bicknell, Freddie Faires, Dale Harris, Garry Edwards and Roman Faires will be taking on the daunting task of completing the Three Peaks Challenge in just 24 hours.
Our aim is to raise as much money as possible for Kent Surrey Sussex Air Ambulance Charity a charity which has played a very special part in saving the life of one of our staff members! During 2017 One of our directors suffered a severe fall which resulted in fracturing all the bones in his face, as well as suffering an open femoral fracture, a fractured wrist and forearm, dislocated elbow, and severe haemorrhaging.
The call handler on 999 identify the injuries as being of such a nature that they immediately initiated the call to KSSS Air Ambulance. The medical team arrived, and Tom was intubated at the scene of the fall and then flown to King’s College Hospital, London where he was moved to an ICU.
Undergoing further procedures to have his femur fixed, wrist set and a tracheostomy, a further 10 hours of surgery followed. At the time of the accident the hospital was celebrating the first anniversary of the opening of the £9.3 million helipad allowing patients to be transported to the major trauma centre quicker and ultimately saving more lives.
Without the quick thinking of the call handler, the speed at which KSSAA arrived and transported Tom to King’s College Hospital he may not have made such a remarkable recovery. As Tom said at the time ‘You really don’t realise how crucial it is until you need it – thankfully my boys and unborn child still have their dad.’
Tom is still undergoing treatment to this day and therefore we felt it fitting to support a charity that ultimately saved his life, allowed him to grow part of the AW Group and employ a significant number of people from the Folkestone area where our offices are based.
Our little challenge will take place over the weekend of 8th/9th June 2024 and already we, as a team are training hard to make this such a success – remember this is three different peaks in 24 hours!
Over the coming weeks we will be publishing a number of updates to reflect the trials and tribulations of training for the Three Peaks Challenge, some of the team have never done anything like this before and we are using this event as a huge company “coming together” motivating not just the team but encouraging all our staff, clients, suppliers, family and friends to join us on our training hikes and walks across Kent.
If you would like to get involved in any way, either by making a donation, coming out on a hike with us, sponsoring us some kit etc then do speak to any of the team or contact Greg Mckenzie – our Just Giving page has been set up and welcomes any donation that you can make.
So, stay tuned, more to come!
AW Group is a multi-disciplined construction company providing a broad range of support and manpower across building and rail projects.
Our Fields are:
AW Construction – We offer an outstanding UK-wide fit out service, taking care of everything from scheduling rollouts & ordering materials to assistance with design and onsite delivery
AW Rail – We use the very best labour force and a proactive approach to deliver first-class construction and maintenance projects across the rail industry
AW Labour – We provide a high-calibre blue collar and white-collar workforce with a diverse range of skills, to support the construction and rail industries