Transaid raises £243,000 in landmark year

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Transaid raised more than £243,000 through fundraising activities and campaigns during its 15th anniversary year, in 2013.

Members of the transport industry took part in a number of events throughout the year, including a trek up Mount Snowdon, a cycle ride from London to Amsterdam, and another across Uganda, to reach the grand total.

Funds from ticket sales, auctions, and raffles, held at trade events, such as the Women in Logistics Ball, industry shows, including Multimodal, and internally organised company events, contributed to more than £45,000 of the sum.

Transaid will use the money to continue running its projects in Africa, which are designed to improve standards of road safety, and access to health and livelihoods.

“We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who has helped us raise such a fantastic sum of money, which will make a real difference to so many lives,” said chief executive, Gary Foster.

“We hope you will continue your support for Transaid in the future and we’re looking forward to what we can achieve together in the next 15 years.”

Transaid was originally founded as a transport sub-charity within Save the Children, after patron The Princess Royal realised 25 per cent of its budget was being spent on transport in emergencies. It became independent in 1998.

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