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Monday, 5th January 2015 - Christmas comes early for local charities awarded £500

Small business telecoms and utilities provider, Unicom, has awarded three charities a total of £1500 through its Community Support Scheme.

The scheme allows community groups and local charities to apply for donations up to £500, providing much needed financial support for those who work to improve the quality of life for local residents.

One charity awarded was Sharnford Youth Club. The club is the only place in the local area open weekly and offers children a place to enjoy a range of indoor and outdoor activities. Unicom’s donation went towards the upkeep of the Club House.

Julie Edge, Chair of Sharnford Youth Club said “Being a small village community centre but with a membership of over 60 children, we are so grateful to Unicom for their support.  The grant money they have provided will go towards much needed window blinds and maintenance of the building in order to keep it looking its best for all our users. Thank you Unicom.”

The second charity awarded was Nantymoel Boys and Girls club, a youth club based in South Wales. The club used the donation to fund an exciting trip out and giving its members something to look forward to, as without the funding they would not be able to go.

Royal Oak and Baguley Boxing Club was the third charity to be awarded though the scheme. The club provides a place for young people in the area to go and gives them something to focus on, keeping them off the streets and out of crime. The funding was used to support a boxing competition they hosted on 8th November.

Charles Roberts who applied for the funding said “We wish to thank you so much for Unicom’s kind donation to our Boxing Club. The money that you generously donated made for a spectacular night for our young and aspiring boxers.” 

Unicom’s CEO, Chris Earle, said “Our customers are the many thousands of small businesses around the country that depend on thriving local communities for their living.  And with more than 500 staff across 12 offices nationwide we understand the importance of giving something back to those communities.”

For more information on the Community Support Scheme and how to apply click here.