Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc (JLT) has partnered with global disaster relief agency RedR to support the world’s most disaster-prone countries.
RedR implements humanitarian training and support programmes to help disaster-prone countries retain vital skills and knowledge they need; and had in recent years, responded to major disasters including the conflict in Syria, Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, floods in Pakistan, and the earthquake in Haiti.
The partnership will conduct fundraising activities and engage employees with the work of the charity in its global staff and volunteering programmes. Its first fundraising event, which will be held as part of City Fundraising Day, is set on 27 September at JLT’s London office.
Mark Drummond Brady, JLT deputy group CEO, welcomed the partnership with RedR: "JLT partners with charities whose focus complements our own, helping us make a positive contribution to the communities in which we live and work. We have long supported organisations in the education and healthcare sectors, and with RedR, we can now help to deliver support for those caught up in catastrophe – something we know our colleagues care deeply about.”
Martin McCann, RedR CEO, also commented on the partnership: “On behalf of everyone at RedR, I am delighted to welcome JLT as a new corporate Patron. JLT is a business that understands the importance of mitigating and managing risk − a key part of RedR’s work across the world.”
“Our training enables communities, local organisations, and local authorities to prepare for disasters, and to respond effectively when they strike. Our focus on preparedness helps to alleviate the impact of disasters and ensure communities can rebuild their lives and livelihoods, and JLT’s support will allow us to continue and develop this vital work.”
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