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Massive (And Comical) Pick Me up for Scirt Workers

Massive (And Comical) Pick Me up for Scirt Workers

This morning Christchurch’s SCIRT workers are in for a bit of a pick me up as they battle to get a large number of key roading projects completed before Christmas.

They’re to be bacon-bombed by members of the All Right? team who will be travelling around a number of SCIRT sites handing out free bacon butties.

“These guys and girls have been under the pump – working long hours and weekends to get our roads and infrastructure fixed. It’s a small gesture but we thought this will show them they’re appreciated,” says Ciaran Fox, from the All Right? team.

The workers are in for a laugh too with members of the All Right? team dressing up as a giant bacon buttie to deliver the sandwiches. Expect (and hope) this will be the only time you’ll see a giant bacon buttie popping up out of Christchurch’s manholes or ‘helping’ the SCIRT workers on-site.

SCIRT general manager Duncan Gibb says the gesture will be welcomed by those on site.

“SCIRT crews have worked long hours this year – often including Saturdays. They’re looking forward to a break but have a lot of work to get through before they can down tools. Whatever people can do to make it less stressful the better – a wave or a smile from a driver goes a long way when you have been on a road side for many hours,” says Duncan Gibb.

SCIRT’s thankful for Canterbury drivers’ patience this year and has released some tips on how to avoid stress on the roads as they get busier in coming weeks.

You can find these online at: strongerchristchurch.govt.nz/article/the-lead-in-to-christmas-2013-in-christchurch-be-safe-not-stressed

“There are a lot of things about the recovery that cause frustration and stress and it’s important we recognise that, slow down a little and look at the little things we can do to boost ourselves and others’,” says Ciaran Fox.

“Whether it’s big, small or outrageous, the things we do for others can make a big difference,” Ciaran says.

The bacon-bombing has been made possible thanks to the support of Hellers.


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