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drp attempts the Great Rickshaw Rally to support Meetings Industry Meeting Needs

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As drp enters their 35th year of business and aside from celebrating this milestone in June with a celebration event, they have also made promise to carry out 35 CSR projects. Some of these projects are quite physically challenging and drp’s technical services and production team have launched just such a challenge, the Great Rickshaw Rally.

The rally will see the team cycle a distance of around 130 miles door to door.  It will see the team travel by rickshaw on the morning of the 19th May from drp’s London office based in Covent Garden, travelling across the country to their final destination, drp’s midlands facilities in Hartlebury on the afternoon of the 20th May. Although this project will be physically challenging, it is all being done for a great cause; raising money for Meetings Industry Meeting Needs (MIMN).  

Meetings Industry Meeting Needs (MIMN) is the charity of the Meeting and Events Industry.  was founded by leading figures in the UK conference and events industry. 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, we 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  BTMyDonate page.”

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