TIP Trailer Services participates in many charity events throughout Europe. It encourages employees to volunteer, to raise money for good causes and to give something back to society. Over the last few months, TIP employees have been organising fund-raising runs in several regions. Each region has selected its own charity to support. A recent example is the TIP Med Run in Madrid, which took place on 20 October.
TIP Med Run
The TIP Med Run was organised by local TIP volunteers and saw 25 people run a 4.5km circuit. The runners included Spanish customers and suppliers from Barcelona, Murcia and Valencia. TIP Med Run regional organiser Sabrine Cortese Adnani expressed TIP’s gratitude to Frigicoll, BPW Trapaco, Lecitrailer, Nomar, Carrier and Hotel Campanile for their support of the event.
Impressive performances and fund-raising
The Med Run delivered some impressive performances with the winning TIP employee, David Viñeta, running the course in a remarkably quick 14.28 minutes. The group as a whole ran 85 km and, equally impressively, collected 1,551 euros for Amigos Escuella Wullinkama (“the Friends of Wullinkama School”), a charity that supports children’s education in the Gambia by providing them with educational programmes and activities.
Wullinkama School Project charity
We felt that the Wullinkama School project in Gambia, a West African country dependent on international aid with low adult literacy rates, was a very worthwhile project to support. It is part of a network of Early Childhood Development schools, which meets frequently to share knowledge and experience and deliver co-ordinated educational programmes. The school consists of four classrooms, an office, a kitchen, a small warehouse and bathrooms.
Our objective is to ensure the long-term existence and improvement of the school. The project benefits 115 children and provides employment for six local people.
Other charity fun runs across TIP regions
Other TIP charity runs include the:
- TIP Nordics Run, organised by Julie Oddershede in Copemhagen. 29 runners covered 145 km and raised 2,500 euros for SOS Children’s Villages which cares for children in need. TIP employee Jonnie Hans won with a time of 21.48 minutes over 5km.
- TIP Central Run, organised by Christina Harneit, which took place in multiple locations. 27 runners ran a total distance of 214 km and raised a significant amount for the 22Q11 charity, which supports children who suffer from a rare genetic disorder and runs projects in two SOS Children’s Villages in Germany and Poland. TIP employee Michal Brodowski set the fastest time, running 5km in 19.55 minutes.
- TIP Benelux Run, organised by Chantal Gierveld. A group of 23 volunteers ran a total of 115 km and collected 2,211 euros for the 22Q11 charity. The winning TIP employee was Roel van Grinsven who finished the 5 km run in 25.03 minutes. Along with all the other regional winners, Roel was invited to a closing run in Amsterdam in November.
We would like to give a special thanks to all those TIP employees, customers and suppliers who took part in events in their regions and a big “thank you” to the regional organisers: Sabrine Cortese Adnani, Chantal Gierveld, Chrstine Harneit and Julie Oddershede!