Transaid international development charity seeks
transport and logistics teams to trek Ethiopia
Sept 21 2010
Transaid is looking for team players from across the transport and logistics industry to participate in its February 2011 fundraising project, Trek Ethiopia.
The international development charity finds transport-related solutions to problems in Africa and the developing world. It provides emergency transport and improves driving standards in countries where inadequate services and driver training are responsible for countless deaths - and it's calling on industry teams and individuals for help raising funds.
Transaid Events Executive Aggie Krasnolucka-Hickman says: "September and the return to work after summer can trigger the autumn blues. Getting involved in a project with a group of colleagues is a good way of beating that - and knowing that by doing so you're supporting a project with an extremely meaningful cause only adds to the fulfilment.
"Trek Ethiopia provides an opportunity to see some incredible sights, get fit, bond with fellow workers and help save the lives of thousands. We'd urge anyone keen on participating to get in touch as soon as they can before the last places get snapped up."
The nine-day trekking challenge through the Simien mountains - dubbed the 'Tibet of Africa' - will bring participants face to face with Ethiopian culture, including opportunities to see historic cities and national parks populated by rare species.
Already enrolled is Clare Bottle, Chairperson of Women in Logistics. "Women in Logistics is so proud to support Transaid that we have decided to put our money where our mouth is, by joining Trek Ethiopia," says Clare. "It's a unique opportunity to have an international adventure and raise awareness for our industry's official charity.