Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Logistics Favourite Charity Gets Another Support Boost from Supply Chain Specialist

Transaid Gains More Help from a Transport Industry Member
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UK – Dawsongroup, the UK owned business specialising in the provision and funding of supply-chain assets across Europe, has selected international logistics and medical development organisation Transaid as one of its two lead partner charities.

Dawsongroup joins a growing base of 37 corporate members from across the transport and logistics industry, each committed to supporting Transaid’s primary goals of improving commercial driving standards and ensuring better access to healthcare in sub-Saharan Africa. This sees Dawsongroup supporting Transaid projects currently underway in 12 countries, including Madagascar, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Caroline Barber, Chief Executive of Transaid, commented:

“We’re absolutely delighted to welcome Dawsongroup on board as a corporate member. To have been selected as one of their two main partner charities is a wonderful way to kick-off the new decade! Dawsongroup has significant influence in the transport and logistics sector and we are all really excited for what we can achieve together.”

Naming Transaid as a partner charity follows the launch by Dawsongroup of its Open Hands initiative – a new corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme which aims to support selected charitable organisations through a combination of employee gift matching, volunteering and donations.

Dawsongroup’s Open Hands panel selected Breast Cancer Now as its other lead partner charity. Through its fundraising initiatives the company will also support charities including Jamie’s Farm, Ben, Street League and Worktree. Freya Dawson, Director of CSR at Dawsongroup, said:

“Hearing about Transaid’s life-saving projects, and talking to a wide range of supporters at its showcase event last October, convinced us this was an organisation we wanted to be a part of – and becoming a corporate member was the natural next step. Transaid has achieved some amazing results over the years, and it’s going to be fantastic for our business, and our whole team, to be a part of this in the future.”

Photo: Freya Dawson, Director of CSR at Dawsongroup (right) greeting Transaid's Patron HRH The Princess Royal at Transaid's Annual Showcase 2019.