Transaid’s 2018 Christmas Appeal

Last year’s Christmas Appeal was a great success thanks to some very humbling generosity from individuals and companies across the UK transport and logistics industry, exceeding expectations to raise a wonderful total of £26,442.

As we enter our 20th anniversary year, with your help, we can make this year’s total even higher and strengthen our ability to transform lives through safe, available, and sustainable transport.

The Appeal

This year we have secured festive double page spreads in five industry magazines: Motor Transport, SHD Logistics, Forwarder, Commercial Motor, and Coach & Bus Week. As a thank you for your help with this year’s appeal, we are offering the opportunity of company logo placement in each of our adverts.

As in previous years, you can choose from a variety of Christmas Appeal publicity packages, which include options for an exclusive personalised Transaid Christmas e-card design, and social media coverage, as well as prominent logo placement options in the above publications.

We are fortunate enough to have secured match funding, meaning that all donations made by individuals will be doubled. This year is therefore a particularly good time for individuals to support the appeal, as every donation will make even more of a difference. To make the most of this special opportunity, we have set ourselves an additional individual fundraising target of £4,000.

Get Involved

To support the Christmas Appeal, click here to download an order form with participation instructions.

Entering means your company could feature in five leading industry publications, offering valuable publicity in exchange for your support.

View the Transaid 2018 Christmas e-card design below:

View last year’s Christmas Appeal advert in Motor Transport Magazine below, featuring logos from participating companies here.

Individuals can support the appeal via our JustGiving page, here.

Why Support The Appeal?

People living in rural areas of Africa often struggle to access vital services. Every two minutes malaria kills a child under the age of five (Source: The World Health Organisation) and children in Africa remain one of the most vulnerable groups affected by the disease.

However, we are transforming rural access to vital services. Our MAMaZ Against Malaria programme has seen a staggering 96% reduction in deaths in children with severe malaria in Serenje District, Zambia. The project is delivered by a consortium of partners who aim to increase access to life-saving medical treatment for rural communities in Zambia.

The project has changed the lives of people like Rabbecca (pictured below), whose toddler was saved from severe malaria when he was taken to a local health facility by bicycle ambulance. Eight years ago, before the programme was in place, her other child didn’t survive the same ordeal.

Rabbecca says, “The project has saved one of my children – if it had started earlier, my other child would have survived too. […] Now, we don’t need to worry. Whatever the time, day or night, we can always get the help we need.”

With your help, we can continue to transform even more lives through safe, available, and sustainable transport.

Any questions? Please contact Jade Ashby-Rozier at or 0207 387 8136.

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