2022 Motor Transport Awards raises almost £28,000 for Transaid

This month we were delighted to once again be selected as the beneficiary charity for one of the transport industry’s biggest events – the 2022 Motor Transport Awards.

On the 7th September, London’s Grosvenor House Hotel hosted more than 1,400 people to recognise excellence among UK road transport fleet operators, vehicle manufacturers and innovators.

Having raised £11,397 at last year’s Motor Transport Awards, this year we had even more to celebrate as the Transaid team – including some of our Ambassadors and supporters – surpassed this total to raise an incredible £27,950.

During her speech, Transaid CEO Caroline Barber shared updates about Transaid’s programmes, as well as encouraging guests to participate in the evening’s fundraising activities. The first of these was a live auction run by Motor Transport Editor Steve Hobson.

Courtesy of Michelin, guests had the opportunity to bid on two VIP hospitality tickets for the Le mans 24 hour race; with a helicopter flight and much more included. A huge thank you to William Paterson CEO of Asset Alliance the winning bidder of that auction lot.

During the night, guests were also able to participate in a silent auction, and bid on a number of hard-to-beat experiences generously donated by our corporate supporters, including:

  • A Bridgestone Adult Mountain Bike (Bridgestone)
  • Name a truck (Matthew Kibble Transport)
  • A 4-Ball at JCB Golf & Country Club (Microlise)
  • A Corporate Box for four at York Races (Clipper)
  • A VIP hospitality trip for two people to a 2022/23 season UEFA Europa League home game (Hankook)
  • 4 Category 1 Club Wembley tickets for the NFL game between Denver Broncos v and Jacksonville Jaguars (GXO)
  • 2 premium tickets for the Chris Eubank Jr v Conor Benn fight at The O2 (EV Cargo)
  • 2 exclusive tickets to see the Kaiser Chiefs at The O2 (PalletForce)
  • 4 VIP hospitality tickets to the Rugby League World Cup semi-final (Kuehne & Nagel)
  • A MAN model truck (Motor Transport)
  • A 1966 England Shirt framed and signed by Sir Geoff Hurst & Martin Peters

After dinner and the awards presentation, guests were invited to participate at a charity casino, with a prize Fortnum & Mason Celebration hamper donated by Backhouse Jones Solicitors to the person who cashed in the largest amount of chips at the end of the night.

We are so grateful to everyone who made this achievement possible, from our corporate supporters who donated prizes, to the incredible volunteers who supported our team on the night, everyone who donated, with a particular thanks to our winning auction bidders, as well as the Motor Transport Awards team.

Transaid also sends huge congratulations to all of the well-deserved award winners at the evening, including Transaid corporate member companies. A full list of all of the winners can be found here.