Reed Exhibitions UK and Reed MIDEM have between them contributed nearly £8,000 to help the victims of the devastating earthquakes in Nepal.
Reed Exhibitions UK organised a day of fundraising activities on Thursday 14 May to support their chosen charity, the Disasters Emergency Committee who are actively working on the ground in Nepal to help relieve suffering. The activities included ‘dress down for a pound’, a raffle and a cake sale, as well as launching a JustGiving page to receive further donations. Reed Exhibitions agreed to match fund everything raised, bringing the grand total to over £6,400.
Among those pledging their support was Howard Klein, Development Director, Reed Exhibitions Corporate, who has a close personal interest in helping to relieve the suffering. Howard’s son Rowan was one of 20 local Guildford East Scout Explorers in Nepal earlier this year, helping to install water taps in a small rural community in the Gorkha district, followed by trekking. The village they were living and working in was only 10 miles from the epicentre of the recent earthquake, and was completely devastated, along with several of the mountain communities who gave them hospitality as they trekked.
Reed MIDEM has also made two donations to the Nepal Relief Effort:
1,000€ to Coup de Pouce, which is a humanitarian organization that Reed MIDEM partnered with last year. Volunteers travel all over the world to take part in two week projects, working with local people to construct or renovate buildings (schools, health centers, maternity clinics, just to name a few). Unfortunately one of the projects that they had just finished in the village of Laprak, and in Hadikola where they had worked last spring, were affected by the earthquake.
1,000€ to the Red Cross Earthquake Appeal, the charity chosen by RELX.