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.”
4 Aces has over 14 years experience bringing our customer and manufacturing partnerships together, to create an efficient and mutually beneficial solution to water and beverage packaging needs and demands. Priding ourselves on service, reliability and relationships, we operate nationally and source from all over the world.
Managing Director, Chris Penn said “4Aces are very proud to be a corporate sponsor to this worthwhile and so very relevant charity. In a country where we take a clean and plentiful water supply, for granted, it is only right that a company like ours in a sector which is closely linked to water providers, commits itself to raising much needed funds for those less fortunate”
Affordable Car Hire is the largest UK independent leisure car rental company working with over 500 car rental partners that offer you the flexibility and choice through a network of 192 countries in over 30,000 worldwide locations. If you would like to make a booking with Affordable Car Hire, just click on this link where 10% of your purchase will be donated to Just a Drop.
Affordable have also launched their new product range – AffordableXtras, your go-to place for a hand-picked selection of pre-bookable travel essentials, designed to make it as easy as possible for your customers to enjoy their holiday. From hotel bookings, to hiring a Harley Davidson – there is something for everyone. When you think extras, think AffordableXtras!
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.”
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.
Barrhead Travel is the UK’s leading independent travel company, with an array of awards. Founded in 1975, The Barrhead Travel Group has grown from a single high street shop to a travel giant with 900 employees across 61 UK outlets, including travel agency stores, Business Travel offices and contact centres.
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.
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.”
EcoPure Water offer pure and simple water, with environmental, economic and ethical benefits, and are an ideal solution for hospitality, foodservice and corporate applications. By installing an EcoPure Waters’ mains water filtration system and using their reusable glass bottles, you also eliminate the need to buy-in environmentally damaging bottled water in single-use bottles; in sustainability terms this offers huge benefits. EcoPure Water are also hugely supportive of our work, and offer a donation to Just a Drop for every sale of their water systems.
Fresh Montgomery is a market-leading events business. Founded in 1999, it is now part of the Montgomery Group that has been running face-to-face contact events since 1895. Montgomery is the largest privately owned events business in the UK. We are proud of what we do and work hard to stage innovative, stand-out events for the UK and international foodservice, hospitality & retail industries.
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.
Created as a joint initiative between The Travel Corporation’s (TTC) family of brands, the TreadRight Foundation is a not-for-profit that works to help ensure the environment and communities TTC visits remain vibrant for generations to come. To date, TreadRight has supported some 40 sustainable tourism projects worldwide.
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.
WTM Latin America is the three day must-attend business-to-business (B2B) event which brings the world to Latin America and promotes Latin America to the world. Through its industry networks, unrivalled global reach, WTM Latin America creates personal and business opportunities, providing customers with quality contacts, content and communities.
WTM Latin America, now in its 5th year attracts over 6,000 influential visitors and 800 exhibiting companies during the three day event to network, negotiate and discover the latest industry news.
Packed with hundreds of leading and independent tour operators, over 70 tourist boards from across the globe, cultural entertainment, world flavours, travel celebrities and more Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show is the UK’s biggest and longest-running travel show. Taking place at the Trafford Centre Manchester, 19 -22 January 2017 and Olympia London, 2 – 5 February 2017, the Destinations Show is the essential event for travel inspiration and is a loyal supporter of Just a Drop who is the show’s official Charity Partner.