Aid charity opens its first HQ in a decade

Aid charity Rapid Relief Team has opened its first headquarters, a decade after launching to provide emergency assistance to those in need in the UK and abroad.

The headquarters in St Neots, Cambridgeshire, will provide “a multi-faceted resource where staff and volunteers will be able to come together to meet, work, and share ideas and best practice”.

It will also provide warehouse space for its equipment, including food boxes of non-perishable meals that are handed out to schools and councils in the UK to support disadvantaged families.

The site also includes a training academy for volunteers and has capacity to host 20 people.

The Cambridgeshire location is 50 miles from London and was chosen due to its central England geography for the charity’s staff and volunteer as well as its proximity to the capital.

“We are very excited to open the doors to our first ever Head Office in Cambridgeshire,” said RRT director Rod Buckley.

“From the Aberdeen train derailment to the Grenfell tragedy, RRT volunteers were present at the scene to offer aid to emergency staff in times of crises across the UK, but we have never had a base of our own until now.

“The new office will not only allow staff and volunteers to work more closely together but will also help us better organise our operations to ensure we continue delivering compassion in action to those in need.”

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