This summer employees at KCOM Group will be taking on some testing challenges to raise money for its charity partner Sparks.
Every day one in 30 babies are born in the UK with a condition which may affect them for life and each year less than £10 per child is spent on health research. Sparks raises money to fund pioneering children’s medical research to get this to change.
Madeleine Buckley, Corporate Partnerships Manager at Sparks said: “We’re really excited about all the fundraising activities KCOM Group has lined up for the summer. Last year their annual golf day alone raised over £36,000 and with some exciting new events in the pipeline too I know that they’re in for a busy few months of fundraising.”
In July KCOM Group will be hosting its tenth annual charity golf day which brings together customers, partners and celebrity sportsmen to play 27 holes at Forest Pines Golf Club in North Lincolnshire.
Madeleine added: “This year we have two teams from KCOM Group taking on new challenges to raise money. A team of 29 employees will be rowing a longboat 250 metres across the lake at Pugneys Country Park, Wakefield, against around 30 other teams in a bid to get the best time.
“The third challenge KCOM Group will be embarking on is a four day, 300 mile cycling challenge across Italy from Venice to Genoa. The team will be made up of colleagues from KCOM Group and other businesses including Deloitte, Addleshaw Goddard and Lloyds Bank.
“This summer is packed full of fundraising activities that we know will raise a fantastic amount of money for Sparks.”
Paul Simpson, Chief Financial Officer at KCOM Group said: “We have some of our biggest fundraising events coming up this summer. Each year the golf day has been more successful and with our two new challenges we’re aiming to smash our fundraising target.
“It’s great to see people come together and dig deep to help a good cause like Sparks. Our partnership with Sparks has been incredibly successful and we’re looking forward to continuing this success throughout the summer.”
KCOM Group has supported Sparks as its charity partner since 2012, raising £160,000 during that time to beat its original fundraising target by £60,000.