The London East region of the British International Freight Association’s (BIFA) Young Forwarder Network (YFN) organised a quiz event that raised almost £2,500 to support the Regional Neurological Rehabilitation Unit (RNRU) at Homerton University Hospital.
The London East region is just one of the regional networking groups within the YFN, which was set up by BIFA in 2019 as part of the trade association’s efforts to develop the sector’s future freight forwarding ambassadors and leaders.
Lexi Laybourn, customer service manager at DP World London Gateway, and chair of the YFN’s London East region, said: “The event was organised as a thank you to Homerton University Hospital RNRU for how the team helped my dad, Rob, who suffered a large stroke in the first half of 2022.
“He spent four months in the rehab unit, learning to walk, talk and live an independent life again. Our family learnt first-hand about the importance of this type of facility.”
Lexi added: “We could not have raised so much money without the generosity of BIFA members in booking tables, donating auction and raffle prizes and their all-round support, as well as BIFA and the London East YFN Committee with their organisation of the event and the quiz itself.”
Carl Hobbis, an executive director at BIFA, said: “Four years on from the start of the YFN, over 1,000 individuals have participated in the various events that the regional networking groups organise.
“These range from the educational, such as presentations on specific aspects of the freight and logistics industry, to purely social, such as this brilliant quiz night”