Wear Red for RedR
On the 10 February 2012 the Institution took part in fundraising for RedR’s annual flagship event Wear Red for RedR.
To raise funds for the disaster relief charity, Institution staff not only paid to wear an item of red clothing but were also encouraged to donate money to take part in a Thai Red Curry lunch held in the Institution’s dining room.
The event was a great opportunity for a staff get-together, enjoy some delicious food and, most importantly, raise money for the excellent work of RedR.
In August 2011, the Institution formalised its links with RedR by becoming a patron of the charity.
The proceeds of this event will go towards providing vital training for relief workers involved in humanitarian programmes around the world. This includes structural engineers who can deliver essential in-country training following major natural and man-made catastrophes.
The Institution has had a long standing affiliation with RedR - often promoting its work in the humanitarian sector and recruiting structural engineers, when their skills are needed most, to disaster affected areas.
The partnership between the Institution and RedR was formally recognised at One Great George Street, Westminster in London on 2 February 2012. At the event the Institution received a certificate from the President of RedR, HRH the Princess Royal.
If you would like to get involved in the work of RedR there are several ways you can do this - including taking part in training, helping the charity fundraise through its challenge events or by becoming a RedR member.
The Institution would also like to thank UK regional group Lancashire and Cheshire for their fundraising efforts – they raised over £600 with their recent hotpot supper!
Did your Regional Group wear red for RedR or take part in any fundraising? If so, we’d love to hear from you, just contact firstname.lastname@example.org