George Clark, Driller; Paul Webster, Assistant Driller; Brendan McIlduff, Floorhand; Richard Harvey, Roustabout; and Dylan Prentice, Medic, with the donation checks from the rig fundraising.
Transocean’s crew on the Sedco 704 in the U.K. North Sea, began an initiative and commitment to lead healthier lives, while also donating to help others. They created a health-awareness program, where crewmembers formed teams with their own personal goals: two teams quit smoking, some joined charity runs and the entire crew raised funds for nonprofit organizations.
One group, in particular, took part in the a race known around the world as the Tough Mudder. George Clark, Driller; Paul Webster, Assistant Driller; Brendan McIlduff, Floorhand; Richard Harvey, Roustabout; and Dylan Prentice, Medic, braved the muddy 12-mile run filled with 25 obstacle courses that test your strength, stamina and mental grit. Obstacles included the artcic enema, where you swim through an ice cold pool of water and the electric eel, which is full of electroshock therapy, to name a few. “We managed to complete the course by helping, using and pushing each other,” said Dylan. “It was a fun, adrenalin-filled day.” Proceeds from the Tough Mudder go towards the Wounded Warrior project.
Through awareness and campaigning, the crew raised £1,015, almost USD $1,600, in donations that was split between two worthwhile causes: a cancer research nonprofit, and “Help for Hero’s,” an organization benefiting wounded service personnel, veterans, and their families. Transocean employees aboard the Sedco 704 are examples of how we can improve our healthy lifestyles while benefiting others at the same time.
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