Dunloy man abseils off the Obel building for charity

An Amey employee and seven colleagues took part in the iconic Obel Abseil charity event last Saturday to raise money for two worthy charities, Save the Children and Ulster Cancer Foundation.

Eoghan Scott from Dunloy has worked for Amey for for years as an engineer and is part of the consultancy team based in Belfast.

The consultancy services the team offer include design for roads, bridges, transport planning, street lighting, project management, geotechnical, archaeological and environmental investigation. The team is currently working in partnership with the Roads Service Consultancy to deliver design solutions for both minor and major transportation schemes.

The Amey team was one of the first to abseil off the building which is located in Belfast. It stands at 88m (289ft) high with 28 floors. It’s the tallest building in Ireland, as well as being one of the most impressive landmarks in Belfast.

All money raised will be match funded by Amey through the Amey Foundation initiative.

Eoghan Scott said: “This was my first abseil and it was a great experience for me and the team. I’m so pleased that we had this opportunity to raise money for two very worthy charities.”

Andy Campbell, Amey’s associate director for consulting in Northern Ireland said, “It’s great to see the Amey Foundation initiative being utilised by the team to help such a worthwhile cause as it enables Amey employees to raise more money for their charity through our match funding initiative.”

Sarah Atcheson from the Ulster Cancer Foundation added: “Congratulations to the eight Amey employees who took part in the first Obel Abseil charity event. They bravely took a leap of faith and successfully abseiled 289 feet to raise much needed funds for two very worthwhile charities – with their fundraising efforts kindly match funded by the Amey Foundation initiative.

“The money raised will make a huge contribution to UCF’s work in the local community. With 55,000 families in Northern Ireland living with cancer and around 10,700 people newly diagnosed each year, UCF is committed to tackling cancer by supporting cancer research, providing services for cancer patients and their families and by educating people on how they can reduce their risk of the disease. Well done on this fantastic personal achievement and on raising funds for UCF. UCF has lots of sporting challenges planned for 2011 click on www.ulstercancer.org for more details.”

This charity effort is one of many carried out by the 250 staff Amey employ in Northern Ireland.