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Biffa gala raises £100,000 for WasteAid

Biffa today (18 May) announced that more than £100,000 has been raised for charity WasteAid at a gala event attended by some of the waste management company’s largest customers, suppliers, advisors, and business partners.

WasteAid GalaThe event was hosted jointly by the two organisations at Oxford Natural History Museum on May 11, raising a total of £104,000 over the course of the night. Money was raised from table sponsorships, along with individual donations and a raffle, with the funds set to support WasteAid in expanding its work in Cameroon, The Gambia, and South Africa.

Ceris Turner-Bailes, WasteAid Chief Executive Officer, said: “It is hard to put into words how critical Biffa’s proud partnership has been to WasteAid but, more importantly, to advancing WasteAid’s mission of a world in which waste causes no harm, and where people in poverty are empowered to recover its value.

Biffa has partnered with WasteAid for the past two years, over which time WasteAid has quadrupled in size.

“Biffa has been a critical supporter since the earliest years of the organisation and their support has been central to our ability to expand our programme portfolio across Africa and into Asia.

“We are delighted and very grateful to Biffa for hosting this fundraising event and would like to express our thanks to everyone who attended and made it such an unforgettable night.”

Michael Topham, Biffa Chief Executive, added: “It was fantastic to see so many of Biffa’s key partners come together in Oxford to raise such an incredible amount of money for such a worthwhile cause.

“Our ongoing partnership with WasteAid in parts of the world that urgently need to tackle the complex issue of how to manage waste in a sustainable manner is one of Biffa’s proudest achievements.

“Our financial and technical support provides more communities with much-needed help so even more people can benefit from being part of a circular economy, with all the long-term benefits that brings.”