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RedR needs to refresh links with sector, says McCann

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ENGINEER CHARITY RedRIHE's new chief executive vowed this week to re-engage with the engineering patrons as part of his plans to reenergise the organisation.

Speaking at the RedR-IHE annual general meeting last week, Martin McCann said that despite only having been in the post for eight days he recognised the need to make better use of the professional help and support that was on offer.

'RedR-IHE will be renewing and refreshing its relationship with the wider engineering community and, in particular, key players within, ' he said. He stressed that he was keen to discuss the greater use of 'in-kind' donations of staff time and resources in the future, alongside traditional cash support.

McCann pointed out that while the charity had been through a dif ult period over the past few months, there were a number of positive activities going on and some extremely valuable services being provided.

edR-IHE chair Helen Caul ld underlined the charity's successes in the year and pointed to the on-going security training programme in Sudan, the shelter construction training in Sri Lanka, recent emergency work in Pakistan and the HIV/ AIDS awareness work in Africa as evidence. She paid tribute to the work of former chief executive Bobby Lambert in making this happen.

Caul eld also welcomed two new trustees to the RedR-IHE Board - Melvin Tebbutt and Tim Foster. Current trustees Pete Sweetnam and John Howard were also re-elected to the Board.

The 2007 Wear Red for RedR Day is Wednesday 14 February.

It challenges the whole engineering community to wear something red for the day and to make a donation to RedRIHE. For details contact Rose Papararo on (020) 7233 3116 or visit www. redr. org. uk.

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