Gary Forster: Christmas Appeal

We recently launched our Christmas Appeal and invited the industry to join us. So far, we have raised around £18,000 of our £25,000 goal, thanks to the super support from our corporate members – but we still have some way to go.

Here’s a personal Christmas Appeal message from our CEO Gary Forster, on #GivingTuesday (1 December)


You can still see your logo in Motor Transport and Coach & Bus Week, as part of our festive adverts, and use our special festive Xmas e-card branded with your logo to spread festive cheer and demonstrate your support for Transaid. Find out more about our Appeal packages and fill out the form here.


We welcome any support. You can donate via our JustGiving page, or make an individual donation via text – TRAS99 £5 to 70070 to donate £5 (you can donate £1 to £10 from your mobile) All messages are free on all networks and 100% goes to Transaid. Please remember to add Gift Aid.

 Why donate?

Good quality transport is often unavailable or unaffordable in developing countries, resulting in life-threatening delays in reaching appropriate healthcare. Pregnant women are especially vulnerable to such delays. Transaid creates innovative transport solutions which improve access to basic services. In last year our emergency transport programmes in Uganda, Zambia, Madagascar and Nigeria have recruited and trained over 1,200 volunteer emergency transport drivers, transported more than 8,800 people living in rural areas to healthcare facilities and equipped almost 500 community health workers with bicycles and training.


Thank you for your generous support!