BuildAid MIPIM Rally 2020
Date: May 2020
The event saw participants from London and South East based construction and property businesses drive to Cannes (where the Annual MIPIM Conference would have taken place) via Luxemburg, Geneva and Monaco following departure from Brands Hatch in Kent on Saturday 7th March.
Managing Director Martin Sandall who took part on behalf of Jenner with his co-pilot Matthew Chivers from Paramount Land and Development, sharing the mileage throughout the 4-day 2000mile round trip, said:
“It was a pleasure to get involved in such a unique event that took in some breath-taking scenery and amazing new places whilst forging lasting new business relationships and all in aid of a charity that works so tirelessly to help change the lives of those most in need. A huge thanks to all our local business sponsors who so kindly supported us in our first MIPIM Rally”
Thanks to the event, which raised almost £30,000, BuildAid has been able to fund the delivery of a new, urgent medical project in rural Kenya, which has continued despite current adversity, rescuing an unfinished clinic building at Rombo Health Centre, a basic centre providing the only medical facilities for many miles within the extremely rural and isolated area of Kajiado South.
This new clinic building will provide HIV/AIDs testing and treatment, pre and post-natal healthcare for all mothers and babies, including vaccinations, as well as community education regarding healthcare and nutrition. The new space can also be utilised a COVID-19 isolation ward, if necessary.
Previously, these services were provided in a much smaller space leaving pregnant mothers and babies waiting outside for hours to enter the clinic, even in the rainy season. This naturally affected the number of women who took up the essential medical services.
The Kenyan project is another prime example of the life changing work undertaken by the Build Aid charity across the globe. For more information about BuildAid and how you can get involved please visit http://www.buildaid.org or contact Katie Muir on firstname.lastname@example.org
* Special thanks to our kind and generous sponsors and supporters: Quinn Estates, Whitehead Monkton, Shepherd Neame, Canterbury Rugby Football Club, Wilson & Partners, Omega Geomatic, PA Grant Electrical and SEC Signworks *