High Wycombe, UK – 29th July 2020
Activereach – a top UK cybersecurity integrator based in High Wycombe, and Netskope – a global leader in cloud security, have boosted their partnership by donating much needed personal protective equipment (PPE) to local community charity, WWSET.
Further to a recent period of successful joint trading, both businesses felt that it was important to give back to the community that supports them. Activereach has a formal programme of supporting local charities through good and bad times, and with the sales and marketing teams in both businesses aligned in their shared passion for grassroots football, Wycombe Wanderers FC was an obvious choice.
Vijay Mistry, Channel Marketing Manager, Netskope, stated:
“We have worked effectively with activereach through the Covid-19 lockdown and appreciate the strength of our partnership on both a commercial and community support level. We are extremely proud to co-sponsor the donation of PPE to Wycombe Wanderers’ charitable trust and look forward to following their progress in the coming months.”
The Wycombe Wanderers Sports & Education Trust is the charitable arm of Wycombe Wanderers Football Club. The WWSET engages 10s of thousands of members in the community each year with a varied and rich sports and education programme – often with a football inspired message aimed at some of the most vulnerable groups of society. The charity runs in excess of 40 different community outreach projects annually that fit into one of 4 categories: health, education, sports participation or social inclusion.
Whilst the WWSET does get some funding from the English Football League, they also apply to other funders such as the National Lottery for support and prior to the national lockdown had been reliant on engaging in community activities to generate income.
With restrictions lifting across England, the charitable trust is set to resume their community programmes in the coming weeks, a move which has been enhanced by activereach and Netskope’s joint donation.
Paul Foley, Head of Wycombe Wanderers Sports & Education Trust, commented:
“We were just starting to look at how we were going to fund the PPE required to kickstart our activity when activereach and Netskope came along! We are really appreciative of the support and have used the funding to purchase masks, gloves, visors, hand sanitiser, wipes and contactless thermometers. We can’t wait to get back out there now and deliver our sessions to the community.”
Keith Archer, Commercial Director, activereach, added:
“We are delighted that we can help keep staff and the local community safe as they re-engage with Wycombe Wanderers again. As an avid Wycombe supporter, it’s a great feeling.”
Other businesses wishing to get involved with donating PPE or other items that will assist with WWSET’s programme delivery can visit the WWSET Just Giving page or the Amazon Wish List that has been set up by the trust. And find out more about what they do in the community at www.wwset.co.uk.
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FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Paul Foley, Head of Head of Wycombe Wanderers Sports & Education Trust
Lorna Fimia, Marketing Manager, activereach Ltd
Vijay Mistry, Channel Marketing Manager, Netskope UK