A Truro telecommunications company is calling for local businesses to join them to help a local cause.
Bush Telegraph, a leading provider of telecommunication and IT products and services in the south west, hopes that together with its customer base, it can ring up thousands of pounds for Children’s Hospice South West’s (CHSW) Precious Lives Appeal.
CEO Chris Royden explained: “We have recently formed a Corporate Partnership with Children’s Hospice South West, whereby we will donate to the charity 5% of the profit from all the customer monthly call charges, meaning that our customers not only save lots of money but indirectly are helping a very worthy local cause.
“We were looking for a local charity which we could support, not just for a one off event but on a continuous basis. CHSW’s Precious Lives Appeal was the obvious choice, we are a local company servicing local businesses in Cornwall and CHSW is a local charity helping local families.
“We hope that all businesses throughout Cornwall place their calls and lines with us, so that they too can have that feel-good factor, knowing they are indirectly supporting CHSW and helping families with life-limited children here in the county.”
Children’s Hospice South West is the only organisation in the region providing respite care in a hospice environment for families with life-limited children. The charity’s hospices – Little Bridge House in North Devon, Charlton Farm in North Somerset, and eventually Little Harbour in Cornwall – offer a place of sanctuary where the whole family can take a break from their difficult journey and enjoy spending precious time together.
Bernadette Thoreau, local corporate partnerships fundraiser for CHSW, added: “We still need to reach that £5 million target to enable us to complete Little Harbour, but that won’t be the end of the story as we will then need to raise the yearly running costs to ensure we can provide our excellent service to families here in Cornwall.
“We will need the ongoing support of local people, groups and businesses to achieve this, which is why initiatives such as this one by Bush Telegraph are such a great idea. We are thrilled to have their support and hope their customers also enjoy the knowledge that they too are helping.”