Enthusiastic Raleigh volunteers and alumni pushed our float along the 3 mile parade, full of energy and passion. Despite the relentless rain, thousands of people filled the streets to cheer on the procession.
The Raleigh International float, built by Raleigh volunteers, represented some of the sustainable development projects we work on, including safe water and sanitation and protecting vulnerable environments. The volunteers in the procession danced to music and waved flags from the countries we currently work in, Borneo, Costa Rica, India, Nicaragua and Tanzania.
The parade was aired on BBC One, where it was also announced that Raleigh International would be one of four charities benefitting from the Lord Mayor’s Appeal. As the float appeared on screen the presenter talked about the “brilliant work” Raleigh does internationally.
The appeal will consist of a year of fundraising and challenge events, led by the Lord Mayor and long serving Raleigh trustee, Fiona Woolf CBE.