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Official launch for Bridges to Prosperity UK arm

Charity Bridges to Prosperity has officially launched its UK arm, enabling the American charity to build stronger relationships with UK and European supporters.

The charity - which was founded in 2001 and has its headquarters in Denver, Colorado - works to build pedestrian bridges in some of the poorest countries in the world to provide safe access to vital healthcare, education and economic opportunities over impassable rivers.

Successful projects have already been carried out with engineering consultancy Arup’s London office to build footbridges in Rwanda and Panama and later this summer volunteers from a joint team of Balfour Beatty and Flint & Neill will complete the Gaseke Suspension Footbridge in Rwanda.

Bridges to Prosperity chief executive Avery Bang said: “The official launch of our organisation in the UK will deepen those existing partnerships that have been so productive, and will provide the opportunity to bring new partners to the table.”

Ian Firth, chief operating officer at consultancy Flint & Neill and trustee at Bridges to Prosperity, has spoken to NCE about the important work the charity does and how UK companies can help.

Anyone wanting to know more should contact abbie@bridgestoprosperity.org

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