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Money raining in for Monsoon Charitable Trust

Money raining in for Monsoon Charitable Trust

– Leading recruiter supports key partner with sizeable donation

This morning, one of the UK’s fastest growing independent driver and industrial recruitment companies pulled out its cheque book to help alleviate poverty in India.

Transline-Resource, which provides over 1000 professionally assessed HGV drivers and 3000 warehouse operatives a day to some of Britain’s biggest household name retailers and distributors, has donated £750 to support leading client, Monsoon Accessorize in sending volunteers to help its projects in the Indian subcontinent.

The clothing giant set up the Monsoon Accessorize Trust in 1994 to help disadvantaged women and children in Asia through practical programmes focused on education, health and income generation. It has since worked on numerous projects throughout Asia, helping to develop sustainable livelihoods within communities.

Today, it funds projects reaching some 10,000 women and children every year – including a programme in India to provide health care in remote villages, another to help cotton farmers convert to organic methods and a scheme in Afghanistan to help women to make a living from their traditional embroidery craft.

As well as securing funds and developing programmes, the Trust sees the role of volunteers from the UK as playing a crucial role in cross-cultural understanding. And to celebrate one year of operating its Wellingborough Distribution Centre, it decided to hold a prize draw for two lucky employees to travel to India and work as volunteers on its projects out there.

Since February 2009, Transline-Resource has provided Monsoon Accessorize with substantial numbers of warehouse operatives every day. Its effective solution has resulted in dramatically reduced labour costs, greater productivity and good relations between the two companies.

When Transline-Resource heard about the prize draw, it decided to make a sizeable donation to help pay for the volunteers’ travel costs. This morning, Managing Director, Paul Beasley and Director, Mark Elms presented its contribution to Monsoon Accessorize’s Chief Commercial Officer, Steve Back and General Manager, Michael Leeson at its Wellingborough Distribution Centre.

“From working closely with Monsoon Accessorize we’ve learnt a lot about the work of the trust and the importance of volunteering. We thought the idea of sending employees from Wellingborough to work on their projects was a fantastic one worthy of our support,” explained Paul Beasley.

Mark Elms added: “As well as having a good time, we hope the volunteers will have a positive impact and come back with an appetite for further involvement in improving the lives of people in developing countries.”

And Monsoon Accessorize Chief Commercial Officer, Steve Back was equally happy with Transline-Resource’s generosity:

“Our supplier relationships are very important to Monsoon Accessorize, not only for the day in day out support that Transline-Resource supply but also for those who are less fortunate and need help. Our charitable trust funds education, healthcare and income generation projects for disadvantaged women and children in Asia. We intend to make a difference and this donation is thankfully received to continue our work as we have for the last 21 years.”


Editors notes:

Transline Resource:

Transline and Resource make up the Transline-Resource Group.
The group was initially set up by Directors Paul Beasley and Jon Taylor in 1989. Director, Mark Elms joined the group in 2000 and heads up its Resource Industrial operations.

Today, the group is one of the UK’s fastest growing recruiters of drivers and industrial staff and is a firm favourite of a number of household name retailers and distributors.
Transline-Resource’s Head Office is at 22-26 Commercial Street, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 1TA. Tel – 01422 349423

It has 27 on-site offices covering the UK. The on-site management service the company is able to offer is completely transportable and is not restricted to fixed branch office locations.
In 2008 the Transline Training Team was formed to provide in-house driver training at its sites across the UK. The team has developed into a training centre which provides external training to client companies for drivers and warehouse staff. Ultimately, it plans to provide NVQ and CPC training to around 1000 temporary workers within the Transline Resource client base over the next 12 months.


Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp.

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