The Halo Trust and Lloyd Land Rover Celebrate Nine Years of Working Together.
Date posted: 25 August 2017
The Trust was founded in 1988 in response to the global humanitarian catastrophe and devastation caused by landmines and other explosive remnants of war. With its Global Head Office in Dumfries, Scotland, the HALO Trust is the leading organisation on demining and currently works in 20 countries or territories. Since its creation, it has destroyed over 1.6 million landmines and nearly 12 million unexploded ordnance.
(Prince Harry is one of the Scotland-based charities patrons.)
The Trust’s work doesn’t stop at humanitarian de-mining, the scope of its work also expands to mine risk education, weapons disposal, and armed violence reduction – increasing its role in dealing with the broader debris of war.
By carrying out this work, the Trust supports the communities and economies it works within by employing thousands of men and women. In their work, they don’t just create safe and secure environments, but offer opportunities to rebuild lives and livelihoods, and prepare the way for development and long-term stability.
The charity relies on the spare vehicle parts which Lloyd Land Rover supplies in order to safely reach and clear minefields.
Ron Wilby, Lloyd Motor Group Aftersales Manager said:
“Over the last nine years, we’re proud of the fact that we have built a strong relationship with the Halo Trust. We understand that the high level of service that comes naturally to our team is also key to the smooth running of the challenging operations they carry out.
Whether it's providing the technical information required to fit the parts, bespoke packaging so delivery is as efficient as possible, guaranteeing the most competitive price or ensuring delivery is on time, every time – we are proud to say that HALO can rely on us.”
UK International Development Secretary Priti Patel said:
‘’Landmines are indiscriminate weapons of war that maim and kill innocent children every day. Scottish organisations like HALO Trust are at the forefront of the UK’s efforts, bringing British ingenuity, determination and bravery to save lives and make some of the world’s most fragile countries safer and more stable.
The local companies that provide the specialist equipment HALO need to carry out its dangerous and difficult work represent the best of British expertise.’’
Secretary of State for Scotland David Mundell said:
‘’The companies working with the HALO Trust are making a real contribution to some of the poorest communities on earth – and in doing so are creating jobs and driving growth.
This is just one example of why our aid strategy is so important and why we are so proud to be meeting our commitment as a world-leader in international aid.’’