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TRANSAID SPREADS CHRISTMAS SPIRIT WITH PERSONALISED E-CARD

International development charity Transaid is hoping to raise £10,000 from the transport industry this Christmas through an e-card which demonstrates the impact of its projects in Africa.

Donations made in return for the e-card, which can be personalised to incorporate the name and logo of each company, will go towards the organisation’s Emergency Transport Scheme which operates in four areas of northern Nigeria and ensures pregnant women can be taken to healthcare facilities to give birth safely.

It will also help fund Transaid’s Professional Driver Training Projects in Zambia and Tanzania which have been set up to combat high levels of road deaths caused by poor driving standards. So far 1,000 drivers have been trained.

Transaid Chief Executive Chris Saunders says: “Last year’s Christmas appeal raised more than £7,000 and this year our aim is to reach £10,000.

“The e-card offers our most loyal supporters the chance to celebrate Christmas with their friends and colleagues while at the same time recognising their ongoing commitment to the charity.”

Those supporters who contribute £500 or more to the Christmas appeal will also be recognised in Transaid’s annual feature in Motor Transport on December 6th. For more information, or to donate, please contact Aggie Krasnolucka on 020 7387 8136 or email aggie@transaid.org – web: http://www.transaid.org/public/Christmas/form.html.

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