BT Volunteers win grants up to £700 for London organisations

Worthy causes in Islington, Edgware, Harrow and Croydon 

included in BT People Awards

Seven organisations in the South East have received grants of up to £1,000 from BT to help them continue with their excellent work in the community.

They are Grasshoppers Rugby Football Club, which received £700; Smaritans Croydon and Sutton Branch, which received £700; Inter-Cultural Youth Exchange, which received £500; Cutch Social and Cultural Society, which received £700; Arlington Association, which received £700; The Sick Children’s Trust, which received £500 and the Harrow African Caribean Association, which received £500.

The grants were awarded through the company’s employee recognition scheme, the BT People Awards. The scheme recognises and rewards BT’s volunteering heroes, who offer their time and skills to help people in their local communities, by providing grants to organisations in which they are involved.

Chet Patel, BT’s London regional director, said: “The People Awards acknowledges the time and commitment that BT people in London are giving to the local community groups for which they volunteer.”

Applications were submitted by BT people from all over the world including Peru, India and Belgium. These included a wide range of community organisations from football clubs to police cadets to red squirrel protection, illustrating the wide variety of activities in which BT people are involved.

For more information and to see a complete list of the latest award recipients please visit:www.btpeopleawards.co.uk or see what BT can do to help charities by visiting:www.bt.com/charityportfolio .

ENDS For further information please contact the BT People Awards Press Office on 0845 257 6792 or the regional BT regional press office on 0800 085 0660.