£25,000 target: Christmas Appeal

The 2016 Transaid Christmas Appeal has launched with a £25,000 fundraising target. All money raised from the campaign will help Transaid continue to transform lives through safe, available, and sustainable transport.

Gary Forster, Chief Executive of Transaid says: “Raising £25,000 is an ambitious target, but I am confident that our supporters in the transport and logistics industry can help us beat this goal and finish yet another successful year on a high note.”

This year, Transaid has four new e-card designs which highlight the importance of our work while spreading Christmas cheer. Lynn Parnell, Owner of Logistics Partners – a long-standing corporate supporter of Transaid – says: “Sending one of Transaid’s festive e-cards to friends, family and colleagues is a fantastic way to show support for Transaid’s vital work. We’ve taken part in Transaid’s Christmas campaign for many years and it never fails to start a conversation about how the organisation is helping to change lives.”

Peter Acton, Chairman and Chief Executive, Logistics Leaders Network, also urges supporters to get involved. He says: “I am proud to have been there at the start and involved ever since in some capacity. I urge all professionals and suppliers to the industry to get involved in Transaid projects. They are really making a difference to people’s lives in Africa.”

Transaid is encouraging the transport industry to dig deep and help transform lives by selecting one of three packages: gold, silver and bronze. For £800 the gold package includes a personalised e-card, social media mentions, and logo placement on Transaid’s website and in special Christmas advertisements to be carried in Coach & Bus Week, Motor Transport and SHD Logistics*. A donation of £550 secures the silver package, consisting of logo placement in the Christmas advertisements, on the Transaid website and social media mentions; while £350 buys bronze, with an e-card and logo placement on Transaid’s website.

Despite having only just launching the campaign, support has already been confirmed from companies including Bandvulc Tyres, Bibby Distribution, BIFA, Century Logistics, CILT,  Clipper Logistics, DAF Trucks, Delamode, Europa Worldwide, FSDF, FTA, Go-Ahead Group, Goodyear, Hörmann (UK), Howard Tenens, Iveco, KNAPP UK, Knights of Old, Logistics Partners, MAN Truck & Bus, Mercedes-Benz, Narrow Aisle Limited, OEM Group, PF Whitehead Transport Services, Paul Ponsonby, Prolog, Pullman Fleet Services, Renault Truck, Volvo Group UK, Woodland Group, XPO Logistics and Yara International ASA.

For more information, or to make a corporate donation, contact Jade Ashby on 020 7387 8136 or email jade@transaid.org. You can also donate online here

*To guarantee inclusion, logos must be received by the following deadlines: 14 November for SHD Logistics, 3 December for Coach & Bus Week and 6 December for Motor Transport.