Brigade pledges support to Transaid
At the Commercial Vehicle Show held at the NEC in Birmingham this month, Transaid and Brigade announced an initial three-year corporate membership. Its latest support follows a bicycle ambulance donation to Transaid’s MAMaZ Against Malaria programme in 2019, as well as support for the Christmas Appeal in 2022.
“We hope our knowledge and expertise in this field will be invaluable to Transaid in helping them to deliver their vital work” – Brigade’s Managing Director, Philip Hanson-Abbott
Brigade’s Managing Director, Philip Hanson-Abbott, said: “For more than 45 years, it has been our mission at Brigade to save lives and make roads and worksites safer for everyone through the provision of high-quality commercial vehicle safety devices that assist drivers and prevent fatalities.
“Therefore, we are delighted to be supporting Transaid and working with them in their essential efforts to improve road safety across Africa. We hope our knowledge and expertise in this field will be invaluable to Transaid in helping them to deliver their vital work. We look forward to being part of the charity’s endeavours and, together, saving even more lives.”
“Both of our organisations are in the business of saving lives – with global road safety at the forefront of our mutual agendas” – Transaid’s Acting Co-Chief Executive, Florence Bearman
Transaid’s Acting Co-Chief Executive, Florence Bearman, said: “We are delighted to welcome Brigade on board, and look forward to working closely with a company whose vision aligns so closely to our own.
“Both of our organisations are in the business of saving lives – with global road safety at the forefront of our mutual agendas. We are in the midst of the United Nation’s Second Decade of Action for Road Safety, which has an ambitious target of preventing at least 50 per cent of road traffic deaths and injuries by 2030. We plan to utilise the expertise of our Brigade colleagues in our driver training programmes, so that we can together play our part in reaching this goal.”
Transaid says corporate membership is vital to its success, enabling it to receive crucial unrestricted funds which are used to test and implement new projects. Such donations allowed Transaid to develop its first road safety projects in Tanzania and Zambia, and led to it securing significant external funding to build the capacity of HGV and PSV driver training in Uganda.