Transaid is celebrating a quarter of a century since it formed by asking its supporters to hold their own fundraising activities around the number 25.

Over the course of its life so far, the international development organisation has delivered life-saving work with partners and governments in more than 20 countries across predominantly sub-Saharan Africa, empowering people to build the skills they need to transform their lives – with a focus on improving road safety and increasing access to healthcare for rural communities.

This year’s anniversary celebrations will focus on a handful of key events, including a three-day London to Paris Cycle Challenge, departing Greenwich on 22 September, with both individuals and teams invited to enter.

Florence Bearman, acting co-chief executive of Transaid (pictured with head of programmes Sam Clarke), said: “The transport and logistics industry has always demonstrated tremendous support for Transaid, and so naturally we want to celebrate our special anniversary together, and ensure we have more impact than ever before in this landmark year.

“One way supporters can get involved is by holding their own fundraising activities around the number ‘25’,” she added.

“This could be anything from baking 25 cakes in aid of Transaid and selling slices to colleagues – to walking, cycling or sports challenges, whether it be 25 miles, 25 laps or something done consistently over 25 days.

“We have a wealth of fun ideas; just get in touch, and we can help to bring as many as possible to life!”