Megan Cameron takes every challenge in her stride, and her latest is no exception.
Ameon’s Revit technician, was mid-way through her challenge to climb the Wainwrights (the 214 Lakeland fell summits identified in Alfred Wainwright’s famous, Pictorial Guide to Lakeland fells), when Covid-19 restrictions put paid to her endeavour but she’s now setting off to walk the remaining 114 summits, a target that has become the Holy Grail for keen walkers in the UK and a personal mission for her.
Megan really does enjoy a three-dimensional life. As one of only a small number of female technicians developing 3-D modelling of building infrastructure in the construction sector, she spends her weekdays creating designs to map the virtual anatomy of buildings, and weekends out in the real world, taking the ups and downs of the Wainwrights challenge in her stride. The 28-year-old from Pilling, Lancashire, who gained a BA (Hons) in Interior design at UCLAN, joined Ameon in October 2021 to become one of the company’s BIM (Building Information Modelling) technicians.
Stepping up to every challenge in the work environment, Megan sees her next big milestone as the ascent of the remaining Wainwrights, which she’ll undertake to raise money for the North West Air Ambulance and the North West Police Benevolent Fund. Both causes are close to her heart following the death of her sister, Holly’s fiancé, Oliver Evans, in a road accident in 2019. Like Holly, who is a serving sergeant in Cumbria Police’s traffic division, Oliver was a firearms-trained traffic officer with the force and was killed in a collision with a van which was being driven on the wrong side of the road, whilst he was out riding his motorbike on an off-duty day.
Megan’s quest is to now complete the Wainwrights challenge in honour of Oli, which she began prior to the pandemic, and to hit a target of £2,000 for both charities, for which she has set up a Just Giving page:
Commented Megan: “I really enjoy the challenges my job offers, working in BIM, and there are always things to learn and constantly improve on. However, at the end of a busy week at Ameon, looking at building services, and now at the end of Covid restrictions, completing the Wainwrights is the perfect antidote, particularly as I’m doing it for Holly and in memory of Oliver, who was also a keen walker but never managed to climb all the Wainwrights himself.
“Some keen walkers will climb all the fell summits on the list (or bag them, which is the walkers’ term) over days or weeks, and although I’ll never be that extreme, I’m determined to complete the remaining ones on my list through this year, which for me, will signal a real achievement in support of two charities that mean so much to our family.”