Employees at network communications company KCOM Group have raised £60,000 in the past year for its charity partner, children's medical research charity Sparks.
This brings the total raised by the company for its charity partners of the past seven years to over £300,000. Each new charity partner is voted for by employees and the organisation supports them for two years.
Julian Hare, Senior Corporate Partnerships Manager at Sparks, said: "The partnership with KCOM Group has been a great one. They’ve come up with so many different and creative ways to fundraise, such as their Charity Golf Day, swimming across the River Humber and taking part in the Great North Run. They are already well on their way to reaching their £100,000 target, which will really help us and our key research areas."
How KCOM chooses its charity of the year
The next employee vote for the company's charity of the year takes place in March 2014, with the new charity being revealed on 1 April 2014.
Nominations are open from 1 November 2013 up to 31 January 2014.
To be eligible, organisations must be a registered charity in the UK, serve a national audience with a strong regional presence near to KCOM's major offices, and be a small to medium-sized charity "so that the contribution made by us can make a real difference".
They must also have the ability to appoint a dedicated account manager to support the company's team of internal charity champions nationwide.
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