Cash for Kids partnership

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S2S name Cash for Kids as chosen Charity

Mobile money set to ring the changes for charity fundraising

South Yorkshire data destruction specialist S2S has named Hallam FM’s Cash for Kids as its charity of the year for 2015. This means that clients who recycle mobile devices are able to donate all, or part of their payment to charity and S2S will add 10% to any donation made to Cash for Kids.

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) recycling solutions company deal with corporate device recycling and clients are able to choose a cheque payment to their own chosen charity if they have one, but Cash for Kids stands to benefit from the arrangement.

“S2S are delighted to be partnering with Cash for Kids and supporting their valuable work and we look forward to working closely with them throughout 2015,” said S2S Operations director, Grant Barton. “We already work with clients raising funds for their own chosen charities through mobile recycling and have helped to raise thousands of pounds. For clients without a chosen charity to support, they will be given the option of donating to Cash for Kids as part of our service.”

Cash for Kids is based across 21 areas in the UK, in partnership with Bauer radio stations, supporting children aged 0-18 who are disabled, disadvantaged or suffering from abuse or neglect. Cash for Kids is a grant giving charity and supports individual children, groups and children’s charities where children are sick, deprived and in need of extra support. In 2014 Cash for Kids raised over one million pounds and helped 62,521 children in South Yorkshire alone.

“Cash for Kids was chosen to be S2S’s new Charity of the Year when employees supported the Mission Christmas appeal throughout November and December last year,” added S2S Mobile Solutions Sales Manager Tom Scott. “After learning more about the work of Cash for Kids, S2S decided to continue raising funds for the children’s charity and fundraising through our mobile device recycling service seemed the perfect way to start.”

As well as helping Cash for Kids, mobile phone recycling helps the economy and the environment too. Research shows that while mobile phones have a seven year lifespan on average, most of us only own them for 18 to 24 months. What this adds up to is an estimated 90 million unused mobile phones in the UK alone with only 50% of the population aware they can be recycled. What this means is people in the UK are sitting on £6.8 billion worth of unused mobile phones – money that could make all the difference for Cash for Kids1.

“In addition to donating 10%, S2S will be getting involved in other Cash for Kids events throughout the year,” added Scott. “The next one is Superheroes Day on 15 May, when S2S staff will transform into data heroes, saving data and identities from data thieves around the world and we are all looking forward to taking part.”

Allan Ogle, Charity Manager at Cash for Kids, added: “We are really excited about this partnership because not only does it have a positive impact on the environment, all of the money we raise stays local, so you will be supporting many disadvantaged children and families across South Yorkshire. We are helping more children than ever and every penny raised can make a massive difference to a child’s life.”

S2S provide a unique mobile device unique corporate mobile phone, tablet, and PDA recycling service that is fully tracked and accredited and includes secure data erasure. Clients receive full certification and the option of receiving payment for their recycled devices or sending a charity donation. For all charity donations, S2S will add 10% to the value of the devices.

For more information on Cash for Kids see www.hallamfm.co.uk/charity. For further information on S2S secure mobile device recycling visit www.s2smobilesolutions.co.uk alternatively, call 01709 878878.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Emma Moorhouse .

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