Yusen goes the distance

Yusen staff went head to head during a challenge to cycle 1km in the shortest time at the company’s Senior Management Conference. Transaid informed conference attendees that the average distance a bicycle ambulance in Sub-Saharan Africa travels to a healthcare facility is 20km – volunteers usually cycle between 14 to 40km – and Yusen staff were challenged to see how many lives they could ‘save’ throughout the day. The cyclists managed to cover around 26km in total and the winner received a Zambian model of a cyclist.

Gary Forster, Transaid CEO, presented an update on Transaid’s recent developments and highlighted the scale of support given by Yusen’s Louise Gunby during her three-month secondment in Zambia. There was also a raffle in aid of Transaid with prizes including a bottle of champagne and a mini iPad, both donated by Yusen, as well as a two-night bed and breakfast stay at the Hilton, donated by the hotel where the conference was held.

Gary Forster said: “Thanks to all the attendees at the conference, who joined in the challenge and helped us raise £904 in the raffle, and to Yusen for getting us involved throughout the whole day. This donation will go towards our life-saving work in Sub-Saharan Africa.”

Yusen is a corporate member of Transaid. Find our more about our corporate membership scheme here.