ONE YEAR TO ‘LEJOG’ FOR TRANSAID’S 20th ANNIVERSARY CYCLE CHALLENGE

With just one year to go before riders from across the transport and logistics industry saddle up to take on Transaid’s 20th anniversary cycle challenge from Land’s End to John O’Groats (LEJOG), the international development agency is encouraging individuals and teams to secure their places and commence training! The 2019 fundraiser – Transaid’s most ambitious…


TRANSAID PROJECT HELPS MORE THAN 16,500 PREGNANT WOMEN TO ATTEND HEALTH FACILITIES IN LABOUR AND MATERNAL EMERGENCIES IN NIGERIA

International development organisation Transaid is on track to achieve exceptional results in its Emergency Transport Scheme (ETS) in Adamawa State, Nigeria, with its programme staggeringly transporting more than 16,500 pregnant women to a registered health facility since the scheme began in July 2013. Results from an ETS user survey conducted last year saw 5,955 trips…


TRANSAID BEGINS RESEARCH INTO THE SAFE USE OF MOTORCYCLES AND THREE-WHEELERS AND HOW THEY CAN TRANSFORM RURAL ACCESS IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

International development organisation Transaid has begun key in-country research to enhance understanding of safe motorcycle and three-wheeler use for rural transport in four African countries – Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. The project is funded by DFID as part of the Research for Community Access Partnership (ReCAP), and is being delivered in partnership with road…


TRANSAID EXCEEDS CHRISTMAS APPEAL TARGET TO RAISE £26,442

International development organisation Transaid has expressed its gratitude to the 46 companies that supported its Christmas appeal 2017, raising an incredible £26,442 to smash its £25,000 target. Supporters chose from three packages available – gold, silver and bronze – with contributors receiving either a personalised Transaid e-card, its company logo featured in a double page…


BIGCHANGE PLEDGES SUPPORT FOR TRANSAID’S LIFE-SAVING WORK

UK technology company BigChange has become international development organisation Transaid’s newest corporate member. It becomes the 35th company – ranging from vehicle manufacturers to some of the largest fleet operators – to commit to long-term support to the industry’s official charity. BigChange hopes its wealth of industry knowledge and technical expertise will benefit Transaid’s life-saving…


NEW PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCED BETWEEN TRANSAID AND MEDICINES FOR MALARIA VENTURE TO TACKLE SEVERE MALARIA IN RURAL ZAMBIA

International development organisation Transaid and the Swiss product development partnership, Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV), are joining forces in collaboration with the National Malaria Elimination Centre (NMEC) of Zambia, to develop innovative approaches to improve severe malaria case management in rural and other high-burden areas. The project aims to address the lack of access to…

LIGENTIA WELCOMED ON BOARD AS TRANSAID’S NEWEST CORPORATE MEMBER

Global freight forwarder and supply chain management provider Ligentia has become the latest company to pledge its support to the international development organisation, Transaid. The corporate partnership was established after John Harvey CBE – British entrepreneur and former Chairman of Transaid – informed Ligentia of his own involvement with the organisation. After spending seven years…


SAM CLARK APPOINTED TRANSAID’S NEW HEAD OF PROGRAMMES

International development organisation Transaid has appointed Sam Clark, 44, as its new Head of Programmes. He replaces Caroline Barber, 37 who was promoted to Chief Executive in August 2017. Sam’s passion for the development sector comes from the 20 years he spent in various community-based development programmes for several non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Malawi, Tanzania…


TRANSAID PATRON THANKS INDUSTRY FOR CREATING A SUSTAINABLE MODEL FOR ROAD SAFETY

HRH The Princess Royal, patron of international development organisation Transaid, has paid tribute to the road transport and logistics industry for helping to develop a sustainable model for road safety which is saving lives across sub-Saharan Africa. The Princess Royal was speaking at Transaid’s annual showcase event in London, held at law firm Eversheds Sutherland…


LONDON TO PARIS CYCLE RIDE RAISES MORE THAN £100,000 IN SUPPORT OF TRANSAID

A team of 58 cyclists from across the transport and logistics industry have completed a 240-mile London to Paris cycle ride to raise vital funds for international development organisation Transaid. The group had already raised more than £100,000 when they set off from London on 22 September, and this figure is expected to grow once…


SCHMITZ CARGOBULL BECOMES FIRST TRAILER MANUFACTURER TO PLEDGE CORPORATE SUPPORT TO TRANSAID

Schmitz Cargobull is celebrating its 125th anniversary by becoming the first trailer manufacturer to partner with Transaid, an international development organisation focused on tackling transport challenges in sub-Saharan Africa. By becoming a corporate member of Transaid, Schmitz Cargobull will contribute time, expertise and resources to help transform lives through safe, available, and sustainable transport including…


TRANSAID APPEALS FOR TRUCK AND TRAILER TO SUPPORT DRIVER TRAINING IN UGANDA

International development organisation Transaid has launched a nationwide appeal to find a second-hand tractor unit and trailer to support its new driver training project in Uganda. Transaid urgently requires an artic combination to bolster its training fleet from early 2018, and is calling on manufacturers, dealers, used vehicle retailers and operators to come forward with…


TRANSAID BEGINS MAJOR NEW DRIVER TRAINING PROJECT IN UGANDA

International development organisation Transaid has commenced a major project to build the capacity of heavy goods vehicle (HGV) and passenger service vehicle (PSV) driver training in Uganda. Transaid’s involvement was secured as a result of its proven ability to raise the driving standards of thousands of commercial vehicle drivers in Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia –…


CAROLINE BARBER TO BE APPOINTED CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF TRANSAID

International development organisation Transaid has appointed Caroline Barber, 37, to take over as Chief Executive with effect from 1 August 2017. She will replace Gary Forster, 35 who is stepping down after 11 years, including the last six as Chief Executive. Caroline first became involved with Transaid whilst on secondment as a Project Manager for…


JOAN AITKEN JOINS TRANSAID AS AMBASSADOR

International development organisation, Transaid, has chosen Joan Aitken, Traffic Commissioner for Scotland, to join its team of ambassadors who promote its mission and vital work. Commenting on her appointment Joan says: “The importance of logistics and safe transport is at the core of all I do. In 2014, I heard HRH The Princess Royal speak…


TRANSAID LAYS DOWN THE GAUNTLET TO JOIN CYCLE ZAMBIA 2018

Transaid has launched its next African adventure, calling on intrepid cyclists to ride 490km across Zambia, sampling the best natural wonders the country has to offer while raising vital funds to support the international development organisation. The epic journey will finish at the world-famous Victoria Falls. Taking place between 21-30 September 2018, including five days…


THE GREAT TRANSPORT & LOGISTICS BIKER MEET LAUNCHED IN SUPPORT OF TRANSAID

Motorcycle enthusiasts from across the transport and logistics industry are invited to join the first-ever biker meet in support of Transaid, taking place at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham on Saturday 1st July 2017. The Great Transport & Logistics Biker Meet is a ticket-only event giving participants the opportunity to meet like-minded colleagues, enjoy…


TRANSAID PRESENTS AT INTERNATIONAL ROAD FEDERATION SEMINAR

Transaid’s Programme Support Manager, Sam Clark, joined a line-up of renowned road safety experts to speak at the International Road Federation’s two-day Regional Road Safety Conference in Tanzania. The invitation highlighted Transaid’s expertise in professional driver training and the implementation of transport management systems in the developing world. The March conference, on the topic of…


CYCLE SOUTH AFRICA EVENT SET TO RAISE RECORD FUNDS FOR TRANSAID

A team of 40 intrepid cyclists from across the transport and logistics industry safely completed Transaid’s 450km Cycle South Africa challenge yesterday, after five gruelling days in the saddle. Their efforts have so far raised more than £207,000 for the international development organisation – Transaid’s largest ever fundraising total from a single event. During the…


SPACES FILLING FAST FOR TRANSAID’S FIFTH EUROPEAN CYCLING CHALLENGE

16 February 2017 Places are filling up fast for Transaid’s London to Paris cycle challenge this autumn, and organisers are urging those interested in taking part to sign-up now to avoid disappointment. The international development organisation is inviting cycling enthusiasts from across the transport and logistics industry to get on their bikes and launch into…


TRANSAID TARGETS £25,000 IN 2016 CHRISTMAS APPEAL

11 November 2016 Transaid has launched its 2016 Christmas appeal by announcing an ambitious £25,000 fundraising target, and unveiling four new stylish e-card designs which highlight the importance of its life-saving work while spreading Christmas cheer. This year, the international development organisation is encouraging the transport industry to dig deep and help transform lives by…


JO GODSMARK APPOINTED CHAIR OF TRANSAID

1 November 2016 Transaid’s board of trustees has unanimously backed the appointment of Jo Godsmark as Chair of the international development organisation. She takes over from Graeme McFaull, who steps down after six successful years in the role. Jo became a trustee of Transaid in 2014 and went on to serve as Chair of the…


LIVES SAVED BY THE TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS INDUSTRY, SAYS TRANSAID

25 October 2016 Transaid Chief Executive, Gary Forster shared an impassioned example of the international development organisation’s life-saving work at its annual showcase event on 21 October, held at the London offices of law firm Eversheds. Addressing 100 corporate supporters, together with long-time Transaid patron HRH The Princess Royal, Gary told the moving story of…


TRANSAID LAUNCHES 2017 LONDON TO PARIS CYCLING CHALLENGE

17 October 2016 International development organisation Transaid is calling on transport and logistics industry professionals to get on their bikes to raise funds for its life-saving work in Sub-Saharan countries, with the launch of its fifth European cycle challenge – taking place from September 22-25, 2017. The event will revisit the destination of Transaid’s first…


TRANSAID BENEFITS FROM DHL SUPPLY CHAIN’S PROGRAMME OF ACTIVITIES

29 September 2016 DHL Supply Chain has put into motion a programme of activities to support Transaid for the next six months, starting with the two week secondment of Senior Driver Trainer Chris Brook who has recently returned from the charity’s Professional Driver Training Programme in Malawi. Corporate member DHL Supply Chain has worked closely…


PELOTON COMPLETE FOR TRANSAID’S CYCLE SOUTH AFRICA 2017

29 July 2016 Transaid has assembled the largest ever team of cyclists to take part in one of its fundraising challenges in Africa – with each of the 43 available bikes now assigned to a rider for Cycle South Africa 2017. The international development charity has reported unprecedented appetite for places, declaring the event a…


TRANSAID LAUNCHES NEW PROFESSIONAL DRIVER TRAINING INITIATIVE IN MALAWI

22 June 2016 Transaid has expanded its professional driver training programmes into Malawi, following the programme’s success in raising commercial driver training standards in Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. The international development organisation will be working alongside Malawi’s Directorate of Road Traffic and Safety Services (DRTSS) to tackle the high road traffic fatality rate in the…


RHA MARKS FIRST YEAR OF TRANSAID CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP WITH £5,354 DONATION

3 June 2016 The Road Haulage Association (RHA) marked its first anniversary as a corporate member of Transaid by presenting the charity’s Chief Executive, Gary Forster, with a cheque for £5,354 at the RHA’s annual members’ lunch. The donation, which was presented by Richard Burnett, the RHA’s CEO, was raised as a result of the…


EPIC CROSS-CONTINENT TRANSAID DRIVING CHALLENGE LAUNCHED AT MULTIMODAL AWARDS

11 May 2016 The ‘Training Trucks for Transaid’ initiative was officially launched at last night’s FTA Multimodal Awards in Birmingham – a daring cross-continent challenge to source and drive a bulk liquid tanker and a coach from Europe to Africa. The initiative aims to deliver the vehicles to Transaid’s professional driver training programme in Lusaka,…