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Telecoms firm connects kids with sports

A leading Scottish telecoms firm is rebooting its community grant for children’s causes around the UK.

Exchange Communications, which is headquartered in Glasgow, will donate £500 for every new Avaya telephony installation carried out in 2019. The scheme’s renewal comes after a successful pilot in 2018 in honour of the Year of Young People.

The first donation of the relaunched programme has been selected by the team at Oxenward Surgery in Kilwinning and will fund the hire of sports venues for the 2nd Kilwinning Boys’ Brigade.

Tom Sime, MD of Exchange Communications, said: “We initially introduced this scheme as a nod to the Year of Young People, but we quickly realised we’d like this to be more than a one-time initiative.

“It’s important to us to give back to the communities we’ve worked in and, in particular, to support our young people. That’s why we’re delighted to be reintroducing the grant for 2019.

“The Boys’ Brigade is a great example of a youth group which enables young people to socialise together and stay active, and we hope this cash injection helps them continue their valuable work.”

John Boyd of the 2nd Kilwinning Boys’ Brigade said: “The officers and boys would like to thank the Oxenward surgery for putting us forward to receive this donation from Exchange communications. This is a very kind donation and will help us pay for lets and equipment. The company runs badminton and football clubs and they’re free to all the boys as we feel that they should be able to access positive physical activities.” 

Pictured: Rhona Campbell, Oxenward Surgery and John Boyd of 2nd Kilwinning Boys Brigade.

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