Travel Retail Awards raises over £2,000 for environmental education charity

By Michael Barrett |

The Litter Less Campaign educates children and youth on the issue of litter. [Picture taken in India].

The TRBusiness Travel Retail Awards 2020 virtual charity raffle raised more than £2,000/$2,604 for global environmental organisation the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). The FEE is the world’s largest environmental education organisation with members in over 70 countries.


Funds will support the LitterLess Campaign in New Delhi, India, a joint initiative launched by the Mars Wrigley Foundation and FEE.


The LitterLess Campaign educates children and youth on the issue of litter and gives them the opportunity to engage their local communities in awareness-raising activities.


Since its launch in 2011, the Litter Less Campaign has helped children across the world learn about the challenges of litter and waste in their community, empowering them to become leaders and drive sustainable, positive behavioural change.


The charity was proposed by Mars Wrigley, a platinum sponsor of the 2020 Travel Retail Awards, winners of which were announced during the recent TRMarketplace online digital event. Raffle winners were announced as part of the awards ceremony (skip to 58 minutes of the below video to watch the raffle).



Product and prize donations for the raffle included a bottle of Bowmore Islay Single Malt (top prize). This was kindly donated by Beam Suntory. The winner of the bottle was Julie Lassaigne, Secretary General, European Travel Retail Confederation.

Philip Eckles, CEO, Delhi Duty Free, who will step down from his role at the end of the year, walked away with a couple of prizes. These included a pair of limited edition Iconics Porsche Design Sunglasses, donated by Rodenstock and a wooden box tri-pack with three premium spirits donated by The Three Stills Company.


Other lucky winners who purchased several tickets included Jonathan Smith of Travel Blue, Phil Piddell of Kent Rural Crafts Limited, Ed Stening of Beam Suntory, Jacqui Davies of Lagardère Travel Retail, Mark Meek of IWSR, Eduardo Barp of Diageo and Rob Robertaccio of E.Gluck Corporation.


Travel Blue’s Smith will receive a set of Wellexir Power Bubbles donated by Brands of Style, a candy hamper courtesy of Perfetti Van Melle and a S$500/ $368 cash prize donated by Singapore Changi Airport. E.Gluck’s Robertaccio claimed one of five retro style Heineken cool boxes kindly donated by Heineken and a case of five single malts donated by Douglas Laing.


Lagardère’s Davies gained one of six raffle tickets, which give her the opportunity to win $1 million as part of the Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire promotion. She also took home a pair of True Connect Wireless Earpods donated by RHA. Kent Rural Crafts’ Piddell walked away with a skincare and haircare gift-set from Morrocanoil and an Anne Klein Considered ladies watch kindly donated by E.Gluck Corporation.


IWSR’s Meek won a men’s Torgoen watch donated by E. Gluck Corporation and another of the Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire raffle tickets. Diageo’s Barp will receive 18 bottles of spirits donated by the South African wine and spirits company Distell. These include 12 bottles of Amarula and six bottles of Tobermory Hebridean Gin. He also claimed one of the Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire raffle tickets.


Fellow multiple prize winner Ed Stening will receive another Anne Klein watch and bracelet set also donated by E.Gluck Corporation and a Studio19 premium portable speaker provided by Nuwave Channel Partners.

The Litter Less Campaign will help reduce littering, increase recycling, introduce new and improve existing waste management systems and improve overall awareness of environmental issues among the children, youth and their communities. [Picture taken in Kenya].

The other three winners of the Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire draw raffle tickets were industry wines and spirits executive Rupert Firbank, Ralph Caria of Sault Ste Marie Duty Free Store and Rowena Holland, Owner and Director, Essential Communications. TRBusiness would like to thank Dubai Duty Free for kindly donating a sixth raffle ticket after an extra one was drawn accidentally.


A second pair of RHA TrueConnect Wireless Earpods went to Andrea Riera of Beam Suntory, while the other confectionery hampers donated by Perfetti Van Melle were won by Danielle Wilcox of the Edrington Group and Annie Lynda, Customer Development Manager Travel Retail, Puig Asia Pacific.


Winners of the other Heineken retro style cool box winners were John Woodhouse, Managing Partner, Schaefer Airport Retail, John Rimmer, Managing Director, TFWA, Ian Hill of PPS Publications and Kathryn Kindness from Dufry.


Simone Weiss, International Key Account Manager, Ritter Sport, will receive skincare items kindly donated by Long Haul Spa and Fraser Brown, Retail Director, Heathrow will soon be able to enjoy M&M’s tins and pouches courtesy of Mars Wrigley.


Hanse Distribution’s Talika Cosmetics Assortment was won by Jan Pasold of Ritter Sport, whose products will soon be received by industry confectionery executive Jo Willey.


Finally, two bottles of wine donated  by Treasury Wine Estates will be delivered to Nicole Mezzasalma of Concourse.


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