Jaguar Land Rover is contributing £12,000 towards Transaid projects to establish transport solutions to provide access to basic services and economic opportunity for people in Africa and in developing countries.
David Dyke, materials, planning and logistics director at Jaguar Land Rover, said: “It is very easy to take for granted the standards of road safety, driver ability and quality of transport that we enjoy in many parts of the world, but there are still some very basic needs for people in Africa and developing countries.
“It is important for organisations such as ours which have such a large global transport network to support where we can, which is why I am delighted to reinforce our commitment to supporting Transaid in their outstanding work. I look forward to exploring additional ways in which our two organisations can continue to work together to find transport solutions for those who need them the most.”
The company will also provide practical assistance, support with fundraising events and assist is raising awareness of the charity’s activities.
Transaid was founded by Save the Children and The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and its Patron is HRH The Princess Royal. “This agreement will help expand projects which include developing driver training programmes to improve driver competence and road safety, and introducing innovative forms of transport for remote communities where conventional forms of transport are not available or affordable,” said Gary Forster chief executive officer.