Wearing Red For RedR
Tomorrow is a special day in the engineering charity event calendar; it’s “Wear Red for RedR” day. A day where we all, unsurprisingly, wear something red to raise awareness and money for one of our most prominent engineering charities. Being Brunel is no exception; come back on Friday and the site will be even redder than usual to join the multitudes of engineers sporting this apt primary colour.
I’ll be providing the obligatory donation button too; so if your company doesn’t re-brand for the occasion- you can still have your own personal red day if you want to!
Normally I try and get RedR to provide a guest post for this occasion (check out 2013 and 2014); but this month I’ve been too swamped house-buying to engage them- so you’ll just have to put up with me for 2015.
It’s relatively easy to see what a key component RedR provide to the success of disaster relief and humanitarian endeavours across the world.
RedR provides an essential service to the disaster relief and humanitarian sector: Training and support. To deliver projects that are suitable and sustainable; it’s critical that the engineers are trained, have the (technical) resources they need, and can access expertise for any support they need.
As a charity, RedR run courses on everything from how to get into relief working to monitoring effectiveness of initiatives and collect together comprehensive research and author best practice guides to help inform people before they set out. Crucially they also manage a network of experts, through a service called KnowledgePoint, who can be called upon to provide fast and reliable knowledge and advice to those out in the field.
It’s relatively easy to see what a key component RedR provide to the success of disaster relief and humanitarian endeavours across the world; and so it’s fantastic to see how well Wear Red for RedR has caught on across the industry.
If your company hasn’t mentioned it; it’s not too late to send around an email and find yourself a donation bucket; a fundraising kit can be found here: