LONDON: August 14, 2019. A team made up of WCA members and staff has completed the Prudential RideLondon 100-mile cycle challenge to raise more than US$6,000 for the international charity War Child.

War Child works to support children in conflict areas long after the TV cameras have gone home by keeping children safe, giving them an education, and equipping them with skills for future success.

WCA War Child ridersAll 10 of WCA’s riders completed the course – which included two significant climbs in Surrey Hills, in the South-East of Britain – alongside 25,000 other cyclists.

“I am extremely proud and honoured to have ridden with our members and staff in this event,” said Dan March, WCA chief executive officer. “The charity does great work in helping injured and orphaned children around the world and helps rebuild communities, as well as provide essential infrastructure.”

The money gathered by WCA’s RideLondon team will go towards War Child’s ongoing efforts to support some 123,000 children in nine countries.

“War Child is striving for a world where children’s lives are no longer torn apart by war, and we work to protect, educate, and stand up for the rights of children caught up in conflict,” commented War Child spokeswoman Sarah Robertson. “We aim to reach children as early as possible when conflict breaks out, and stay to support them through their recovery, which is made possible through support and fundraising from organisations like WCA.”

WCA is a network of independent freight forwarders, with over 6,600 member offices in 193 countries.

Pictured: WCA members and staff included Frederic Mercier, Sales and Network Manager, Mathez Transports Internationaux; Brett Frederiksen, Sales Manager, DN Freight; Paulo Ferreira, Founder and CEO, Multicargo; Edwin van Saarloos, General Manager, IAA International Airfreight Associates; Sam Yauner, Managing Director, and Rob Donald, Sales and Marketing Director, Corten Logistics; Dan March, WCA CEO; Chris Dunn, Regional Manager, Middle East; Edwin van der Genugten, Regional Manager, Europe; and Adam McKenna, General Manager, Perishables, Time Critical, Pharma.