Six intrepid Microlise employees are making their final preparations for the epic Cycle Malawi challenge to raise vital funds to support Transaid’s work in Africa. The demanding five-day journey will see them cover over 500km, starting in Senga and taking in Lake Malawi, Mount Mulanje, Liwonde National Park and the Zomba Plateau in October 2022.
The fundraising initiative is part of Microlise’s employee-led, community engagement activities which sees the Nottingham-based transport management software company, support numerous community and charity groups at home and abroad.
Andree Ball, Marketing Events Manager, Tony King, Technical Hardware Engineer, Tim Featonby, New Business Sales Consultant, Fred Solari, Director of Sales, France, and Allan Herbert, Embedded Systems Architect make up this year’s Microlise Cycle Malawi team.
The Microlise Cycle Malawi team have raised more than £25,000 so far for Transaid with the help of their employees, customers and shirt-sponsors Bidfood, Co-Pilot, DHL and MEP Hire.
Microlise Event Manager and Transaid Ambassador Andree Ball is an experienced rider having participated in Transaid’s Challenge Zambia in 2018 when the Microlise team of eight raised more than £40,000. She comments: “Safety in transport is a topic that is central to our business. Conditions in developing countries are not always what they could be, and we can help by raising funds for Transaid, whose interventions make a very real difference.”
Founded by Save the Children and The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), Transaid has been transforming lives through safe, accessible and sustainable transport for more than 25 years across 23 countries.
“The support we receive from Microlise through initiatives such as Cycle Malawi make a huge difference to Transaid’s work,” added Transaid Chief Executive Officer Caroline Barber.
“Malawi holds a special place in our hearts as it was the location for our first cycle challenge back in 2006. Since then, we have worked hard to improve access to healthcare and driver training programmes. In the last year alone, we have been able to support the training of more than 5,225 HGV and PSV drivers and we have reached more than a million people in Zambia with our integrated malaria and COVID-19 programme.”
If you would like to support Transaid and the Microlise Cycle Malawi Team, please visit here.
Microlise Group Plc is a leading provider of transport management software to fleet operators helping them to improve efficiency, safety, and reduce emissions. These improvements are delivered through reduced fuel use, reduced mileage travelled, improved driver performance, fewer accidents, elimination of paperwork and delivery of an enhanced customer experience.
Established in 1982, Microlise is an award-winning business with over 400 enterprise clients. With 350 employees based at the Group’s headquarters in Nottingham in the UK, the Company also has offices in France, Australia, and India, with a total global staff base of over 600.
Microlise is listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange (AIM: SAAS) and qualifies for the London Stock Exchange’s Green Economy Mark.
Transaid transforms lives through safe, available, and sustainable transport. Founded by Save the Children, The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), and its Patron, HRH The Princess Royal, the international development organisation shares 25 years’ worth of expertise in 23 countries with partners and governments – empowering people to build the skills they need to transform their own lives. Further information can be found here.