Transaid attends CILT Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner

Transaid attended the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) Gala Dinner as the beneficiary charity, and raised over £2,200 through a raffle at the event.

The event was held at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London, and hosted by actor, former rugby player and broadcaster Martin Bayfield, who presented the awards to the category winners, and after dinner entertainment was provided by the fantastic Keep off the Brass band.

Now in their 29th year, the prestigious CILT Awards for Excellence highlight the very best in the logistics and transport profession, with each of the twelve categories recognising the achievements made by individuals and organisations from across the industry.

Transaid’s Head of Fundraising, Florence Bearman addressed the 350 attendees, thanking CILT and the industry for their continued support to Transaid.

Bearman shared updates on many of Transaid’s road safety and access to healthcare programmes, which included its driver training projects in Uganda, Zambia and Ghana, as well as its efforts to implement a COVID-19 and road safety response to support long distance drivers at high risk in Uganda.

Speaking about Transaid’s MAM@Scale programme, she said: “Five years on, we have now reached more than one million people with our severe malaria response. Worldwide, two children die from severe malaria every minute. Yet since August 2020, not a single child has died from the deadly disease in the areas our project reaches. Your support is part of that success.”

With sponsorship from a number of Transaid’s corporate partners – including GXO Logistics and DHL, each of the twelve awards categories recognises organisations and individuals which have made a positive impact.

Kevin Richardson, Chief Executive of CILT commented:

“I am immensely proud at how our profession and our members have risen to the challenges of the past two years. Shining through all of the entries this year is a commitment to innovation, hard work and dedication. The importance of what our members do day in, day out cannot be overstated, and it is a great pleasure to be able to come together to celebrate the very best talent, people and initiatives in our profession at an event like this one. Congratulations to all of this year’s finalists and winners and for the great work they do.”

At the event, Transaid extended its sincere thanks to CILT for its continued support as a founding member, for kindly hosting Transaid at the awards, and to all of the guests for their generous support for the raffle. The funds raised will contribute significantly to Transaid’s access to healthcare and road safety programmes in sub-Saharan Africa.

Transaid would also like to thank GXO Logistics, Backhouse Jones Solicitors and Nuvech Safety Solutions for their generous raffle prize donations.

Finally, the international development organisation congratulated all of the award winners for their fantastic achievements over the past year. Find out more about CILT and the Awards for Excellence here.