Scotland’s business communications provider HIGHnet is behind an innovative fundraising scheme that is benefiting young footballers.
Thanks to a pioneering partnership between first division Ross County Football Club and family run firm HIGHnet, based in Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland, businesses can make donations to Ross Country FC’s Youth Development programme. All they do is switch from their usual telecoms provider to Ross County Telecom.
Hundreds of kids have benefited from the scheme and professional SFA accredited coaching sessions, new kits and trips to football games have all been enjoyed as a result!
Managing Director of HIGHnet Dave Siegel, commented: “The family and I have been fans of Ross County FC for many years and it’s been great to extend our support through the business. As well as running Ross County Telecom for the last four years, we’ve recently become the proud shirt sponsors for the club’s 2008-10 seasons.
He added: “The great thing is there are no changes in service and no hassle for the customers and organisations that join Ross County Telecom. Ten percent of their monthly spend goes directly to the Club and more often than not they will find their bills cheaper overall for their usual level of service. It works out for everyone. I’m sure this is a scheme that could be replicated nationally.”
Under the Ross County Telecom scheme there are no changes to the customers’ telecoms. They keep their existing numbers and access to all the services they would expect from BT, and there is no disruption to their lines. The only difference is the name at the top of the bill, and reduced price at the bottom!