RedR to the rescue at Savoy Place
Leading engineering companies and professional institutions converge on Savoy Place, London, to see new and existing patrons and corporate supporters of international disaster relief charity RedR commended by HRH The Princess Royal.
Leading engineering companies and professional institutions, as well as key representatives from other sectors came together at Savoy Place to see new and existing patrons and corporate supporters of international disaster relief charity RedR commended by HRH The Princess Royal.
RedR’s annual drinks reception event presented an opportunity for RedR to thank existing supporters for their continued commitment, welcome new Patrons on board and engage with potential new supporters. In a special awards ceremony, HRH The Princess Royal presented an award to RedR supporter, Tim Whieldon-Brown, for his long-standing and commitment to the organisation and welcomed RedR’s newest Patron, the Royal Academy of Engineering, presenting them with a certificate.
Following the presentation ceremony Prof Robert Mair, Senior Vice-President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, commented: “The Royal Academy of Engineering is strongly committed to the application of engineering to poverty reduction and helping communities rebuild in key areas such as water and sanitation, shelter and infrastructure, following natural disasters. Everything that RedR strives for is therefore central to the Academy's key strategies, and we are delighted to become a Patron of RedR.”
HRH The Princess Royal also addressed the guests, highlighting the unique role of RedR within the humanitarian sector, thanking Patrons for their continued support, and emphasising their important role in helping RedR meet future challenges.
The evening also featured a speech by RedR CEO Martin McCann, in which he looked at ‘a week in the life of RedR’, demonstrating the broad scope of RedR’s expertise and level of support to aid workers and organisations: from delivering training to the United Nations and placing RedR members in response to current emergencies, to providing free technical advice via the organisation’s growing Technical Support Service.