Fundraising Target Exceeded for 20 Miles for 20 Years Hike
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October 2, 2018

On Saturday 29th September, the Envireau Water team took to the Welsh hills to complete a ’20 miles for 20 years’ hike – 1 mile for every year that Envireau Water has been in business – to raise money for the Calvert Trust Exmoor.

This incredible outdoor activity centre enables people with disabilities of all ages to take part in activities that develop new skills, build self-confidence, increase independence & start new friendships.

Starting and ending in Eryrys, at Envireau Water’s Welsh office, the team completed a sunny 20 mile circular route, taking just over 11 hours. As part of Envireau Water’s anniversary celebrations, a photograph was taken at every mile, which corresponded to the changes in that year of business. Be sure to check out the photographs below!

We’re absolutely thrilled to not only have met, but exceeded, our fundraising target for the Calvert Trust Exmoor, raising a total of £1,550. We would like to say a huge thank you for all the donations and support that we have received.

Find out more about our 20th Anniversary celebrations here, and learn more about the Calvert Trust Exmoor by visiting their website.

The 20 mile journey of our hike, and Envireau Water’s journey over the last 20 years:

MILE 0/1998: The start of the hike and the year that James Dodds founded the company –

MILE 1 / 1999: Here he is, James Dodds Independent Hydrogeologist –

MILE 2 / 2000: It’s all about the water! –

MILE 3 / 2001: James was joined by his first employee, Tim Grapes who is still an associate (and honorary team member) of Envireau Water today! –

MILE 4 / 2002: The company became JDIH (Water and Environment) Ltd –

MILE 5 / 2003: James and Tim were joined by Tamsin Morey, Water Resources Specialist, who still works for the company today –

MILE 6 / 2004: Baby Bethan was born! She joined the Envireau family –

MILE 7 / 2005: Lee Clarke, Principal Hydrogeologist joined the company and is still a member of the Envireau Water team –

MILE 8 / 2006: The company name made another transformation as it became JDIH Envireau and we moved to a bigger office in Castle Donnington. This same year, baby Patrick joined the Envireau family –

MILE 9 / 2007: Phil Ham, the current Managing Director and Penny Jenkinson, Senior Hydrogeologist both joined the company –

MILE 10 / 2008: Ali Rose, Geologist joined the company and is still here today –

MILE 11 / 2009: With a growing team, we needed more desk space so moved to the office where we are still based today in Draycott. We rebranded to become Envireau Water –

MILE 12 / 2010: With a national client base, it was time to open a second office. Phil set up shop, quite literally, in an old shop in Whitworth near Manchester! –

MILE 13 / 2011: We must have spent the year in the pub! –

MILE 14 / 2012: Tamsin established our Welsh office –

MILE 15 / 2013: The first Borehole Users Conference took place. The 2018 conference is fast approaching on the 8th November –

MILE 16 / 2014: Michael Underwood, Hydrologist joined the team and we opened our North Office near Richmond, Yorkshire –

MILE 17 / 2015: James became ambassador for the The Calvert Trust Exmoor that the hike was in aid of –

MILE 18 / 2016: Major expansion… Joe Shipperbottom, Environmental Scientist; Leanne Thomas, Marketing Co-ordinator; Louise Clarke, Office Manager and Tracy Wolsey, Accounts Manager joined the team –

MILE 19 / 2017: Deborah Thomas, Senior Hydrogeologist joined the company –

MILE 20 / 2018: Our team grew again – Rebecca Haw, Hydrologist; Stephen Craig, Senior Geologist; Eleanor Raper, Senior Geoscientist and Lauren Moore, Graduate Assistant joined the Envireau Team. And we made it to the final summit…HAPPY 20TH ANNIVERSARY TO US!!