Capgemini tees off competition to raise funds for Prince's Trust

Howard Lake | 23 April 2008 | News

Finalists of Capgemini’s National Golf Competition will be following in the footsteps of Europe’s Ryder Cup heroes at The Belfry this summer.
The Brabazon course awaits the participants of the competition, and sponsorship packages are still available.
The competition is in aid of The Prince’s Trust and is the brainchild of a group of young Telford-based Capgemini trainees who are taking part in a Prince’s Trust Enterprise Project. Money raised will be used to improve the lives of disadvantaged young people in Shropshire and the West Midlands through The Prince’s Trust, a charity long supported by Capgemini.
“Whilst not the first ever Golf competition for the IT industry, it’s the first time any of its organisers have been anywhere near a golf course,” explains joint-organiser Richard Cartwright. “We’re really pleased to be able to combine our sponsors’ love of golf with healthy competition to raise money for The Prince’s Trust. We are delighted to be able to make a positive contribution to disadvantaged young people in our community.”
“We are finding our way through the industry – golf and IT – and have already been boosted by the participation of corporate teams from the likes of BT, 2BM, Logica CMG, Strategic Resource Group, Fujitsu Siemens, Xerox, EMC, THUS, Pega, Intel, Mitel and DHL.”
David Littlewood, Head of Commercial Development at The Princes Trust said:
“It’s fantastic that so many organisations are coming together for this major event that will enable the Capgemini Enterprise Project teams to promote The Prince’s Trust and raise funds to help local young people move into work, education or training.”
The Prince’s Trust Enterprise Projects challenge employees to plan, promote and implement a project that raises funds to help young people get their lives working. Capgemini is the first company to have teams taking part in the West Midlands.
If you want to join in and help support The Prince’s Trust, please contact Richard Cartwright on 0870 366 0372 or refer to the website at
www.nationalgolftournament.org.uk.
The competition will be taking place at The Brabazon course at The Belfry on Tuesday 10th June.
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About The Prince’s Trust
Youth charity The Prince’s Trust helps change young lives in the UK. It gives practical and financial support, developing skills such as confidence and motivation. In 31 years, The Trust has helped more than 550,000 young people and continues to support 100 more every day. The Prince’s Trust needs to raise £1 million every week to continue its vital work.
Telford’s Prince’s Trust office opened in June 2007 to help young people in region develop new skills and get back into work, education or training. Capgemini and Telford Council are supporting the new venture financially and through staff secondment.
Further information about The Prince’s Trust is available at www.princes-trust.org.uk or on 0800 842 842.
About Capgemini
Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of Consulting, Technology and Outsourcing services, enables its clients to transform and perform through technologies.
Capgemini in Telford
§ Capgemini works with The Prince’s Trust to provide activities, advice and support for the local community including children, disabled people and minority groups.
§ The initiatives developed by Capgemini and The Prince’s Trust in Telford are vital in improving the future for many young people. 30% of Telford’s unemployed are aged 16-24 years old and one in five 16-24 year olds have no NVQ or equivalent qualification.
§ Capgemini supports educational development, for example launching Shropshire’s first Computer Science Foundation Degree Course in partnership with Telford College of Art & Technology and Wolverhampton University and the ‘Graduate Development Academy’ which provides fast track development of young local talent
§ Ian Dosser, chief financial officer of Capgemini Aspire is Chair of the Telford Economic Development Partnership (TEDP)
§ Capgemini opened a dedicated Princes Trust office in Telford and their corporate social responsibility manager is on secondment
More information is available at
www.capgemini.com.
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