BT donation helps vulnerable children
Tom (left) presents cheque to Carl and Andy, and fund trustee Mick Kirby (front)
BT has presented a £10,000 cheque to help vulnerable children in the UK and overseas.
Tom Keeney, BT Group director of workforce planning handed over the donation to Carl Webb, chairman of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) Humanitarian Aid, at BT Centre in London.
Carl said: “BT has supported CWUHA from its inception 18 years ago when they supplied our first truck that delivered aid to Tuzla in war torn Bosnia.
“Since then they have helped us organise and fund 35 convoys delivering tons of aid; build a centre for street children in Moldova; a school in Tanzania, Africa; and helped fund specialised equipment for children in the UK.”
And Andy Kerr, CWU deputy general secretary, added: “This is a strong partnership that delivers on its promise – to deliver a smile to needy children. We look forward to working with the company on this and other worthwhile projects in the future.”
What makes CWUHA unique is that volunteers – including BT people – actually deliver the aid to the places where it’s most needed.
Its organisers receive no payment, and the office is also run at virtually no cost – thanks to support from both the CWU and BT.
This way, donors can be confident that their money will be translated into aid at the point of need.
Tom said: “We are proud to support these convoys. We know that they make a real difference to people’s lives.”