Just a Drop simply would not exist today without the generous support of Reed Exhibitions. The world’s leading organiser of trade and consumer events -including World Travel Market – has supported the charity from its inception, by providing office space, telecoms and IT support, as well as expert marketing and PR advice. Today Just a Drop is just one of the official charities supported by Reed Exhibitions.
Founded in 1969 by Just a Drop’s Honorary President, Colonel John Blashford-Snell OBE and his colleagues, the Scientific Exploration Society initiates a worldwide programme of scientific expeditions focusing on scientific, conservation, education and community aid projects.
World Travel Market is The Premier Global Event for the Travel Industry. It’s tremendous support has enabled Just a Drop to carry out numerous vital projects across the developing world. “We have always had a very close relationship with Just a Drop and this has grown even stronger over the years”, says Simon Press, Exhibition Director. “I am particularly delighted that so many of my team have gone that extra mile to support the charity, often giving up their own free time to help out at functions and events. This helps bring staff closer together by giving them an added common goal.”
All Leisure group supported our ‘Just Help Haiti’ campaign. Roger Allard, Chairman of All Leisure group plc commented, “This tragic disaster has left Haiti with enormous challenges to overcome and long after the headlines have gone the people of Haiti will still need our support. By raising as much as possible, we hope to aid the urgent water shortage problems and, just as importantly, help with the vital ongoing support to ensure that the recovery process is sustained.”
Brighter Group – one of the most established PR and marketing companies in the travel and hospitality industry – provides us with PR and communications support to help raise awareness about the lifesaving work we carry out. Debbie Flynn, CEO, Brighter Group said, ‘‘I have a long-standing relationship with Just a Drop and am only too happy to support them in all of their initiatives. We are lending our services to Just a Drop to help them communicate the great work that they do and we are thrilled to be a part of their mission!”
Just a Drop has been adopted by Corinthia Hotels as its official charity and is supporting our work in several countries in Africa including Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Corinthia Founder and Chairman, Alfred Pisani said that he was most impressed with Just a Drop, because “the results have positively touched the lives and futures of so many. We are pleased to continue our work with the Just a Drop team to help promote the Charity, which has become a benchmark for the travel industry in caring for the very communities around the world that host our guests.”
Inspired Films is a London based film and video production company, which is spearheading Just a Drop’s media strategy for 2011/2013. Creative Director – Louis Paltnoi – explains: “We are delighted and honoured to be supporting Just a Drop, in order to help highlight the incredible work the charity has done and continues to do in countries all over the world. I was fortunate enough to witness first hand the construction of Just a Drop water projects in Kenya and the very positive effect it is having on the local community.”
The Institute of Travel & Tourism is a proud supporter of Just a Drop, having raised over £150,000 at its annual ITT Conferences and President’s Dinners. Just a Drop’s President Col. John Blashford-Snell, who is responsible for all the charity’s project work, has often said how appreciative the Trustees are of ITT’s goodwill, fundraising activities and the personal support shown by Steven Freudmann, ITT’s Chairman. “The partnership between ITT and Just a Drop is a tremendous example of how the travel and tourism industry can change people’s daily lives.”
Monarch is the UK’s longest-established, privately owned travel group. The company includes a scheduled airline, in-house tour operator and an award-winning engineering division. The Monarch Foundation is the cornerstone of Monarch’s corporate responsibility programme and focuses its efforts on five areas of charitable engagement. These are disadvantaged families; children and young people; education; environment and sustainability; and injured military service people and their families.
Pauline Prow, Chair of the Monarch Foundation, says: “The Monarch Foundation is extremely proud of its partnership with Just A Drop. We know that just £1 can deliver clean water to a child for up to 10 years so it is very inspiring to know that with the generous donations from Monarch Airlines’ customers and employees, many more children can have access to clean water whilst they are growing up.
Radisson Blu, part of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, is one of the world’s leading upper upscale hotel brands with more than 280 hotels worldwide.
Radisson Blu is committed to Responsible Business with Blu Planet, an initiative with a specific focus on conserving and protecting the earth’s priceless water supply. As part of the Blu Planet program, Radisson Blu has partnered with Just a Drop to help give children around the world access to safe drinking water through the hotel brand’s towel re-use program. For every 250 bath towels reused at Radisson Blu hotels, enough safe drinking water will be provided to a child for life.
Simpson Millar LLP Solicitors has over 150 years experience and are accredited with the Investors in People and Lexcel quality standards. Craig Jones, Operations Director said, “After having the pleasure of sponsoring an event hosted by Just a Drop, I was made only too aware of whether we are using our water effectively. Never before has the phrase ‘spending money like water’ seemed more inappropriate. Just a Drop ensures that families have clean and accessible water and gives many people a fighting chance of enjoying their lives and avoiding sickness due to unsanitary drinking water.”
Founded in the summer of 1841 – when Thomas Cook ran his very first ‘one shilling a head’ rail excursion from Leicester to Loughborough – the Thomas Cook Group is one of the best-known travel companies in the world and has a history of supporting many of the world’s most underprivileged people. Joanna Wild, Chair of the Thomas Cook Children’s Charity said, “We are thrilled to be involved with Just a Drop – the work it does for children and communities is wonderful. Everyone at Thomas Cook is delighted that we can support the charity and we look forward to becoming further involved.” The Thomas Cook Children’s Charity is generously supporting Just a Drop with a grant of £25,000 each year for three years towards our work.
TUI Travel PLC is the world’s leading international leisure travel group. TUI is committed to sustainable development and is the proud holder of a World Responsible Tourism Award. Group Director for Sustainable Development, Jane Ashton, said, “We are delighted to be helping out on such a valuable cause. Just a Drop is working on some very important projects, such as looking at the long term solution for the damage caused by the hurricane on Haiti’s water systems. We are proud to be supporting such a worthwhile organisation.” TUI Travel is generously supporting Just a Drop with a grant of £25,000 each year for three years towards our work.
World Travel Market® Africa is the leading B2B exhibition for inbound and outbound travel and tourism markets, presenting a diverse range of destinations and industry sectors to South African, African and International travel professionals. In 2016, Just a Drop are very excited to be represented at WTM Africa, alongside The Code and Rhino Art who are WTM Africa’s other charity partners.
The Atlas Copco Group is a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. The company was founded in 1873, it is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 180 countries with products and services focused on productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics all backed up by a nationwide sales, distribution, service and maintenance network. The customer centre in the UK is headquartered in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, and consists of four divisions: Compressor Technique, Industrial Technique, Construction Technique and Mining & Rock Excavation. Each of the four business areas specialise in a particular product area to best serve their customers throughout the whole industry.
The British Water Cooler Association is the trade association that represents the water cooler industry in the United Kingdom, including Bottled Water Coolers and Plumbed-in / Point of Use (POU) water coolers.
The BWCA and its members realise how fortunate we are in the UK to be able to access clean drinking water and so, in March 2016, opted to support Just a Drop to help those for whom water cannot be taken for granted. Already, BWCA has funded its first Just a Drop project and is now raising funds towards a further borehole to help yet another community in Africa.