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KCOM Group puts £36,000 into the Sparks fundraising jar

KCOM Group puts £36,000 into the Sparks fundraising jar

KCOM Group recently hosted its ninth annual charity golf day and raised a massive £36,000 for its Charity Partner, Sparks, which funds life-saving research into conditions affecting babies, children and mums-to-be.

Employees at KCOM Group came together with customers, partners, suppliers and celebrity sportsmen, including sports impressionist Aaron James and former Leeds United footballer Eddie Gray, to play 27 holes at Forest Pines Golf Club in North Lincolnshire. Thirty eight teams of four battled it out on the golf course, winning prizes for the best individual round, best hole and best team.

Chief Financial Officer for KCOM Group, Paul Simpson, said: “When we first held this event in 2005 just 13 teams took part. Now there are 38 teams with 152 players involved, including celebrity sportsmen from across the country.

“It’s our biggest fundraising event in the calendar; it’s great to see people come together and dig deep to help a good cause like Sparks. We really appreciate the support we get from our partners and suppliers in helping us raise such an impressive amount of money, we wouldn’t have been able to do it without them.”

Since the start of their partnership with Sparks, KCOM Group has raised over £100,000 through a wide range of company-wide events and employee fundraising activities.


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About Sparks

Since 1991, Sparks have committed £24 million into pioneering research projects across a wide spectrum of medical conditions including childhood cancers, cerebral palsy, premature birth and spinal bifida. In total, the charity has funded over 250 research projects in more than 80 hospitals and universities across the UK.

Through the research they fund, they aim to improve the quality of life for children and families affected by serious illnesses or disabilities, whilst seeking better ways to diagnose, treat and prevent these conditions in the future.

From the medical breakthroughs, they make it possible to make a difference, not only across the UK, but for thousands of children and families around the world.

Registered charity number 1003825 (England and Wales), SCO39482 (Scotland)

About KCOM Group

KCOM Group is a leading provider of communications services to both consumer and business markets across the UK. Kcom, Smart421, KC and Eclipse are KCOM Group’s four distinct brands that help to passionately pursue better ways to connect people and deliver inspiring customer services.

Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp.

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