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A major construction recruiter is supporting a challenge to walk to all 40 stations on the new Crossrail route in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

One Way, the construction and rail recruitment specialist, is supporting the 100 mile Crossrail on Foot 2016 initiative which aims to raise money for the leading cancer charity. The walk begins at Crossrail’s most westerly point, Reading station, before heading East through the heart of London and finishing at Shenfield. Participants will only be able to use public footpaths and the trek takes in every station over the course of three days including Heathrow, Canary Wharf and Abbey Wood. One Way will also be joining the walk between the five stations it has sponsored.

Steve Kerslake, a founder of the trek and a foreman for Costain, one of the lead contractors on the North East Spur section of Crossrail, commented:

“It’s a fantastic opportunity to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support and we’re thrilled that One Way are contributing and backing the cause. The trek is likely to be challenging, I can’t say there are too many of us that have walked the entire way across London before and we’re just hoping the rain holds off! My fellow team members deserve a huge amount of praise for setting the trek up, without their efforts none of this would have been possible.”

Nicholas Anderson, Business Development Manager at One Way, spoke about the initiative:

“We’ve worked with Steve through his role at Costain on the Crossrail project and when we found out about the trek we knew we had to be a part of it. To show our support we’re sponsoring five of the stations on the line – Acton Main Line, West Drayton, Langley, Iver and Hayes & Harlington – and myself and my team members will be joining the walk for that section so anyone in the area on the 28th should keep an eye out for us.”

Paul Payne, Managing Director and co-founder of One Way, also commented:

“We aim to support a wide variety of charitable initiatives and as we’ve worked on the Crossrail project and it’s for such a fantastic cause then it was a no-brainer. We recognise that as a major organisation and employer that it’s our responsibility to give something back to the wider community and this trek provides the perfect platform for doing so. We wish all of the participants the very best of luck.”

For more information contact Bruce Callander on 01582 790090

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