An update on matched funding for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund
By Helen Lamprell | Corporate & External Affairs Director, Vodafone UK
The We Love Manchester Emergency Fund
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund, managed by The British Red Cross Society.
The Vodafone Foundation committed to match fund all text donations raised up to 13 June. Thanks to the generosity of the public and the fundraising efforts of supporters like artist Scarlet Tentacles – who organised a charity art auction in conjunction with Art Battle Manchester – and Vodafone colleagues from the Manchester area, who participated in a charity walk, over £43,000 was raised and will now be doubled.
The British Red Cross’s UK Solidarity Fund
In the aftermath of the terror attacks at Borough Market and at Finsbury Park in London, the Vodafone Foundation is committed to match funding text donations made to the Red Cross’s UK Solidarity Fund.
Between now and 9 August 2017, The Vodafone Foundation will match donations of up to £100,000, with donations channelled towards supporting people who have been injured, bereaved or traumatised as a result of acts of terrorism anywhere in the UK.
To donate on your phone, text:
HELP99 £10 to 70070
The Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund
The Vodafone Foundation is also match funding up to £100,000 of text donations made to the Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund, which has already seen over £80,000 donated via text by the public. To contribute to the fund, text:
GREN88 £10 to 70070
The Vodafone retail teams have also been working tirelessly to support those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.
Through our local stores and the eight official support centres, our teams have been providing access to the internet, phones, chargers, battery packs and Pay as you go credit.
Our teams will continue to offer this support to the community over the coming weeks.
About Vodafone UK
Vodafone is one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies and provides a range of services including voice, messaging, data and fixed communications. Vodafone has mobile operations in 26 countries, partners with mobile networks in 48 more and has fixed broadband operations in 17 markets. As of 31 March 2017, Vodafone had 515.7 million mobile customers and 17.9 million fixed broadband customers. For more information, please visit: www.vodafone.com.
Vodafone UK partners with businesses of all sizes - from start-ups and small businesses to the largest corporates and the public sector. The company has worked with UK businesses for over 30 years, starting out as a mobile provider and becoming one of the UK’s leading total communications partners. It provides a range of voice and data services, secure communications infrastructure, fixed and call centre capability, unified communications and was the first mobile phone operator to offer a truly converged service for fixed and mobile.
Vodafone is currently spending around £1 billion on its network and services across the UK following a similar amount spent last year. This includes £200 million on its network in London, the introduction of its 4G service to more than 928 cities and towns, as well as thousands of smaller communities whilst also making network improvements across its UK 3G network. Meanwhile, The Vodafone Rural Open Sure Signal programme is also aiming to bring 3G coverage for the first time to 100 remote communities across the UK.
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