Thursday, May 25, 2017

Charity Puts Out the Call for Members of the Freight and Logistics Community to Help

Transaid Plans Latest Adventure in Zambia
Shipping News Feature
UK – ZAMBIA – International development charity Transaid is calling on transport and logistics industry professionals to once again get on their bikes to raise funds for its life-saving work in Sub-Saharan countries, with the launch of its next African cycle challenge. Taking place between September 21 and September 30, 2018, the industry’s favourite charity is asking for volunteers to take on a 490 kilometre ride from Lusaka to the breath-taking Victoria Falls in Zambia.

Landlocked in Southern Africa, Zambia is fed and shaped by its rivers, lakes and, of course, its waterfalls, the most famous of which is the Victoria Falls which at 2 kilometres wide and 103 metres deep are the largest falls in the world. Massive lakes, rich wetlands and breath-taking African sunsets all contribute to the country’s scenic splendour. In addition to its natural wonders Zambia offers a taste of its diverse tribal and cultural heritage through its craftwork, music, dance and traditional ceremonies.

Transaid has been running African cycling challenges since 2006 with the last, Cycle South Africa 2017, raising over £227,000 for our essential road safety and access to health care programmes.

Participants are asked to pay a £349 registration fee, and then fundraise a minimum of £3650 for Transaid. Places are limited so sign up quickly to avoid disappointment! Places for Cycle South Africa sold out 6 months prior to the event. To request a registration form or for further information, telephone Harry Wells on 020 7387 8136 or email Harry@transaid.org.