Microlise Dinner raises over £4,000 for Transaid

Transaid attended the Microlise exclusive black-tie dinner on the eve of the organisation’s Transport Conference, and over £4,000 was raised for Transaid through the raffle at the event.

The evening was hosted by Dominic Holland, one of the UK’s most respected and established comedians, and featured a great opportunity for networking, as well as the presentation of the 2022 Microlise Driver of the Year Awards, which recognise excellence in the driving community.

Microlise CEO – Nadeem Raza welcomed the 350 attendees to the dinner, before inviting Transaid CEO, Caroline Barber to address the audience. Caroline updated delegates about Transaid’s programmes and fundraising activities for this year, and said:

“For the last 18 months we have been busy training drivers and trainers in Uganda, Zambia, Tanzania and Ghana.

“We have just completed training 10 truck driver trainers in Ghana, this builds on a new national standard that we have helped to develop last year.”

Speaking about how Transaid has been training women in South Africa who are working in the minibus taxi sector, she said: “Personal safety and security, as well as road safety is a real issue in the areas in which we focus.

“Based on their identified priorities, we have been providing defensive driver training, basic maintenance training, gender-based violence training and first aid.”

Caroline thanked Microlise for its continuing support since 2015, for kindly hosting Transaid at the event, and to all of the guests for their generous support of the raffle, which will contribute significantly to Transaid’s access to healthcare and road safety programmes in sub-Saharan Africa.

Transaid offers a huge congratulations to all of the award winners, and also to the runners up, for their outstanding achievements over the past year. Find out more about Microlise and the Transport Conference here.