Transaid calls for support ahead of charity week

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International development charity Transaid is calling on the transport and logistics industry to help raise money during Transaid Week for its work in Africa.

Running from 30th June to 4th July and marking the organisation’s tenth anniversary, the charity hopes to raise more than £100,000.

The money will go towards running courses throughout the continent, teaching internationally recognised driving standards to help reduce the number of accidents.

Chris Saunders, chief executive of Transaid, said: “In poorer countries road crashes kill on the same scale as malaria and tuberculosis, and are set to rise 80 per cent by 2020 as vehicle usage increase, which makes our work even more essential.”

For £200 Transaid will be able to provide a two week driver training course for a commercial vehicle in Zambia.

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