Local groups benefit from Keycom’s charity donations

A Stafford charity offering a home cooked meal for homeless and vulnerable people is among the latest good cause to benefit from Keycom’s quarterly charity contributions.
House of Bread has been awarded £500 from Keycom, a specialist provider of broadband and IT services, based on the Staffordshire Technology Park, Stafford,
Further awards, for the first quarter of 2015, have been made to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Royal Stoke Hospital, and the Samaritans.
The company gave £6,000 to charities in 2014 with money going to good causes in both Staffordshire and North Wales, as Keycom also has offices in Wrexham.
Keycom Group HR Manager, Philippa Watts said: “We ask our staff, in Stafford and Wrexham, to nominate charities of their choice and then hold a vote. Keycom also ensures we spread our donations by allowing only one per charity each year. It is rewarding to be able to recognise the hard work that charities do for our local community.”
Three awards of £750, £500 and £250 are made each quarter. House of Bread received £500 following the most current vote with the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit receiving £750 and the Samaritans £250.
House of Bread operates a kitchen out of Trinity Church, Mount Street, Stafford. Each week volunteers take turns to cook a hot, home-cooked meal.
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is based at the maternity centre at the Royal Stoke University Hospital.
The Samaritans is a national charity and has a Stafford office in Garden Street.
Recent donations to charities in North Wales include £500 to the Nightingale House Hospice, Wrexham and £250 to the Ty Gobaith Children’s Hospice, Groesynydd, Conwy.