The Great Rickshaw Rally
The drpteam is committed to delivering 35 CSR projects throughout our 35th Anniversary year to support national and local worthy causes. Our technical services team have launched one of the most ambitious and physically demanding challenges yet in support of events industry charity Meetings Industry Meeting Needs. The team will travel from the drp London offices to our studios in the Midlands using nothing but pedal power on a rickshaw bike they have lovingly restored themselves. The challenge, dubbed the Great Rickshaw Rally will see 12 team members pedal each other a grand total of 130 miles and we’re hoping that our friends, clients and suppliers will get behind the team and donate to MIMN.
Meetings Industry Meeting Needs (MIMN) is the charity of the Meeting and Events Industry. It was founded by leading figures in the UK conference and events industry and MIMN brings together venues, agencies and suppliers to raise funds and change lives. By raising money through fundraising initiatives such as the Great Rickshaw Rally, MIMN are able to provide support to small tangible projects that may not otherwise have access to funding; and that have a direct impact on the quality of life for individuals and communities worldwide.
Various team members from across all divisions at drp are taking part or are involved with different projects to help either local communities, charities or the industry as a whole. Steve Pamplin head of technical services at drp, taking part in the Great Rickshaw Rally had this to say, “Our 35th Anniversary has seen teams across drp inspired to support a wide range of projects but we’re thrilled to be supporting MIMN. This charity truly is a cause for our industry. With so many supporters, sponsors and donors from the UK’s best agencies, venues, DMCs and suppliers, we hope that everyone will get behind the team during this gruelling challenge and support a hugely worthwhile cause in MIMN. It won’t be easy to get through 130 miles on our own refurbished rickshaw but I’m sure that with a little help and encouragement from the industry at large we’ll get there in no time!”
Shonali Rodrigues, Director of Development at MIMN says “it’s wonderful to be able to work with drp in their 35th year and thank them for their continued support as a long-term Charity Partner of MIMN. During this fabulous fundraising initiative, the Great Rickshaw Rally; we hope to raise £5,000 for worthy causes by encouraging our industry partners to donate through the Great Rickshaw Rally BT MyDonate page.”