TEAMS LINE up today to do battle for the inaugural NCE Charity Golf Masters - and at the same time raise money for RedR, the register of engineers for disaster relief.
The event helps to celebrate RedR's 21st birthday and should boost awareness of the vitally important humanitarian relief work carried out by RedR - the civil engineering profession's charity.
And to ensure that as many people as possible know about RedR, NCE has also produced a special celebratory special feature this week. This highlights the crucial role carried out by the charity since it was set up in 1980 by Peter Guthrie, his wife Lorna and fellow Scott Wilson engineer Steve Warren.
As our eight page special shows, the enthusiasm generated all those years ago by the special charity lives on today.
Backed and supported by many more industry and individual patrons nowadays, RedR has come of age and turned into a respected and effective charity of which the entire profession should be proud.
Both NCE 's special feature and golf day have been well supported by the industry with attendance at the event, editorial contributions and sponsorship. All this should ensure that the celebrations also contribute to RedR's coffers and help enable its valuable services to continue into the future.
Camberley Heath Golf Club plays host to the first ever NCE charity golf day which should provide the teams of four with both a tough round of golf and fine day out in the countryside of Surrey. In addition to playing for the overall winners' 'Green Jackets', golfers will slug it out for longest drive, closest to the pin and a special 'beat the pro' contest.
Full results and pictures will be in NCE next week. And hopefully this week's RedR coverage will either inspire you to get involved or help you to persuade your company to become a patron.
RedR: a guide
RedR is an international charity working to relieve suffering in disasters by selecting, training and providing competent and effective relief personnel to humanitarian aid agencies worldwide.
RedR was originally called 'Registered Engineers for Disaster Relief' abbreviated first to REDR - Engineers for Disaster Relief and subsequently known as RedR.
RedR runs an assessed register of relief personnel which can be called on at short notice to strengthen front line humanitarian agencies.
RedR runs training programmes to broaden the range of engineers' and other relief workers' skills.
RedR is a non-profit organisation supported by individuals, companies, institutions and government and non governmental aid agencies.
RedR members use their professional skills to make a humanitarian contribution without necessarily leaving their jobs.
RedR membership can provide the basis for a full time commitment to humanitarian work.
RedR gives its members high quality training and preparation before they going on assignments of 3-6 months with front line humanitarian relief agencies.
RedR members get involved in training, recruitment, talks or in the office so that even when not deployed directly in the field, they are still part of the process.