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 Christmas advertisement – as published on a pro bono basis in Coach & Bus Week, Forwarder, Motor Transport and SHD Logistics magazines – or both, depending on the chosen package.
Commenting on the generosity of the industry, Florence Bearman, Head of Fundraising at Transaid says: “When it comes to the Christmas appeal, we are always so grateful for the support that we receive. The donations have set 2018 off on a fantastic note.”
The money raised from the Christmas appeal will support Transaid’s life-saving work to create and promote driver training initiatives which improve driving standards, ensure safer vehicles and reduce the number of deaths on the road, which is the third biggest killer in sub-Saharan Africa following HIV/AIDS and malaria (Source: The World Bank).
Companies supporting the Christmas appeal were Air1, Associated British Ports (ABP), Backhouse Jones Solicitors, Bandvulc Tyre, British International Freight Association (BIFA), BigChange, BiS Henderson, Bishopsgate Logistics, British Industrial Truck Association (BITA), Century Logistics, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), Clipper Group, Coach & Bus Week, Core Management Logistics (CML), DAF Trucks, Delamode Group, Eminence Logistics, Europa Worldwide Group, Flexi Narrow Aisle, Food Storage & Distribution Federation (FSDF), Forwarder, Freight Transport Association (FTA), Garnett Keeler Public Relations, GEFCO, Go-Ahead Group, Great Bear Distribution, Hiab, Howard Tenens, Integrated Transport Planning (ITP), IVECO, Knights of Old, Labyrinth Logistics, Logistics Job Shop, Logistics Partners, Lytx Europe, Mercedes-Benz Trucks UK, Michelin, Miniclipper, Motor Transport, Neon Shake Advertising, Opal Creative Solutions, PF Whitehead Transport Services, Prolog (Promotional Logistics), Pullman Fleet Services, Renault Trucks, Scania (Great Britain), SHD Logistics, Volvo Group UK, Wincanton, and Woodland Group.
For more information and to find out how you can support the organisation visit www.transaid.org.
Note to Editor:
Transaid transforms lives through safe, available, and sustainable transport. Founded by Save the Children, The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), and its Patron, HRH The Princess Royal, the international development organisation shares 25 years’ worth of expertise in 23 countries with partners and governments – empowering people to build the skills they need to transform their own lives.
Transaid’s core work includes creating transport management systems for the public sector and assisting with the provision of professional driving qualification development and the training of driver trainers. It also assists with teaching preventive vehicle maintenance management and introducing local, low cost transport solutions including its innovative bicycle ambulance. Transaid also helps promote road safety awareness and shares its specialist knowledge with the humanitarian aid sector.
Transaid enjoys strong backing from the transport and logistics industry and the active involvement of its patron, HRH The Princess Royal.
For further press information:
Florence Bearman at Transaid +44 (0)20 7387 8136
Rebecca Gleave at Garnett Keeler +44 (0)20 8647 4467, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org