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FSDF member UniCarriers UK Ltd was honoured by a visit of Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, in recognition of their long-standing partnership with international development charity Transaid. The forklift truck manufacturer welcomed Transaid’s patron to mark two very special occasions: to celebrate UniCarriers’ 50th anniversary, and also to receive, on behalf of Transaid, one of its counterbalance trucks.  During her visit at the Head Office in Thame on Monday, April 8th, HRH The Princess Royal accepted the keys to […]

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International development agency Transaid is inviting riders from across the transport and logistics industry to saddle up for Cycle Malawi 2020 – its next overseas fundraising challenge. The event promises to be an epic two-wheel adventure taking cyclists across the country commonly known as the ‘Warm Heart of Africa’, thanks to the kindness and friendliness of its people. Also famed for its spectacular beauty, Malawi played host to Transaid’s first cycle challenge in 2006 – when 12 riders raised £33,000 […]

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In 2017, Transaid teamed up with implementing partners ONG Lalana to deliver the ALFA Project (Aro Loza amin’ny Fifamoivoizana An-tsekoly, meaning ‘education and awareness of schoolchildren on road safety’). Lalana’s aim was to reduce the number of road traffic crashes involving primary school children travelling to and from school, in Madagascar’s capital, Antananarivo. Children in Antananarivo often travel to school unaccompanied, especially when they reach the 8th and 9th grade (aged 13-15). Moreover, many of these students are responsible for […]

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Transaid has welcomed three new Trustees onto its board of Directors, collectively bringing a wealth of experience in the transport and logistics industry. Their appointments follow a recruitment campaign which attracted a record level of applications to join the international development organisation in its 20th anniversary year. Joan Aitken OBE, recently retired after 16 years as Traffic Commissioner for Scotland; Alan Hunt, Managing Director of Schmitz Cargobull UK and John Gurr, Sourcing Supply Director of Kingfisher Group have all joined […]

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International provider of freight management services, Xpediator, has committed to supporting Transaid for the next three years after becoming the latest company to sign up as a corporate partner. This sees Xpediator join a growing list of 34 companies from across the transport and logistics industry to apply for corporate membership, and follows donations totalling more than £3,400 in recent years to Transaid’s annual Christmas appeal. Stephen Blyth, CEO at Xpediator, says: “We are proud to be aligned with an […]

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International development organisation Transaid has welcomed Lytx as the latest supporter to sign up as a corporate member. Lytx is a major provider of video telematics, analytics, productivity and safety solutions for commercial and public sector fleets. Lytx joins a group of more than 30 industry champions committed to supporting Transaid’s primary goals of improving commercial driving standards and ensuring better access to healthcare in sub-Saharan Africa. Bill Ruff, Vice President at Lytx, says: “Transaid’s focus on road safety and […]

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Transaid has published new dates for its Land’s End to John O’Groats (LEJOG) cycle challenge, with riders from across the transport and logistics industry being invited to saddle up between Tuesday 2nd and Saturday 13th June 2020. The changes have been incorporated into a new fundraising pack for prospective riders and corporate supporters which is available to download from www.transaid.org. Transaid hopes the event will raise significant funds to support its primary goals of improving commercial driving standards and ensuring […]

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Birmingham-based European freight carrier Simpex Express has marked the start of its 10th anniversary year by pledging its support to official transport and logistics industry charity Transaid, signing up as a corporate member for the next three years. The commitment to Transaid follows an extensive period of charitable giving for the company, which has supported worthy causes with donations of more than £100,000 during its first decade in business. Simpex Express Managing Director, Simon Beechener, first became aware of Transaid […]

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Goodyear has renewed its corporate membership of international development organisation Transaid for a further year, after first pledging its support in 2015. The renewal cements the company’s support for Transaid’s life-saving projects in sub-Saharan Africa, with its financial contribution providing essential unrestricted funding towards the testing and implementation of new programmes aimed at improving road safety and access to healthcare. Goodyear has also agreed to fund a new bicycle ambulance to support the scale up of the MAMaZ Against Malaria […]

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International development organisation Transaid has kicked off its 20th anniversary celebrations with a special showcase event in London, attended by more than 150 industry supporters, partners and development organisations, together with Patron HRH The Princess Royal and the entire Transaid team. The event, held on 21st November 2018, highlighted Transaid’s many achievements in sub-Saharan Africa, which have been made possible thanks to the extensive support of the transport and logistics industry and key funding partners. Addressing assembled guests, The Princess […]

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