2017 - May 2017

Better Barnsley team prepare to take on the Total Warrior challenge 2017 05/05/17

Total WarriorThe Henry Boot Construction team 

Henry Boot Construction is supporting local arts charity, The Civic, by taking on one of the UK's toughest challenges.

Project Director, Ryan O'Loughlin, and project team members, Terry Jordan, Sarah Cookson, Sarah Adams and Laurence Ross are in training to complete a 12km endurance run for charity on Saturday 24 June 2017. The 'Total Warrior' challenge is one of the UK's toughest and muddiest obstacle courses consisting of thirty obstacles, one-hundred tonnes of mud and ten tonnes of ice. The event will take place at Bramham Park in Leeds.

The Civic is an arts charity which is housed in the much loved Grade II listed building which has been part of the town since 1877.

"We've done a lot of work for Better Barnsley, but The Civic is an independant arts charity and needs support if it's to achieve its ambitious redevelopment plans. Part of our ethos is putting something back into local communities. We have traditional values, investing in our people in places we work in, so were really proud to be supporting such an iconic Barnsley building and community asset."

Tony Shaw, Operations Director at Henry Boot Construction

This year, the charity launched a £5million fundraising campaign to re-open 22,000 square feet of the building with a new theatre, cafe, and extended gallery, to create a wow-factor and a world class destination for the arts by 2023.

Henry Boot Construction aims to raise £5,000 for The Civic, and their Just Giving page can be found here.

For more information, contact:

Karen Fisher, Business Development Manager