Three graduates from BAM Construction put their entrepreneurial talents to the test by taking part in a company challenge and at the same time raising money for charity.
Each year BAM’s graduates undertake either a fundraising or educational challenge. This year the trio were tasked with turning £100 into £1,000 in just two days in aid of CRASH, the construction industry’s charity of which BAM is a Patron.
Ross Gunning, a Trainee Site Manager, Jennifer Breaden, an Assistant Planner and Ryan Wilson an Assistant Project Surveyor, spent a day volunteering at YPeople where they decorated an area of its Glasgow office. YPeople helps vulnerable 17-25 year olds who have been affected by homelessness by providing accommodation and counselling support.
On the second day of their challenge, the graduate team took to the streets of Edinburgh to spend a day walking a mile in the shoes of a homeless person and understanding the challenges and problems homeless people encounter on a daily basis.
In just two days they smashed their fundraising target, thanks to the support of colleagues, supply chain and family and friends, and have raised £1,400.