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Fundraising at KCOM sparks excitement

Employees at KCOM Group have smashed their £100,000 fundraising target for the Group's Charity Partner, Sparks, which funds life-saving research into conditions affecting babies, children and mums-to-be.

In the last 12 months employees have scaled the highest mountains and ridden the equivalent of the Tour de France in a bid to raise money for Sparks.

Madeleine Buckley, Corporate Partnership Manager, said: "The partnership with KCOM has been a great one. In the last 12 months employees have come up with creative ways to fundraise, such as their Charity Golf Day, swimming across the Humber and the Great North Run. I'm not surprised they've smashed their fundraising target. Their support has been relentless."

Chief Financial Officer for KCOM Group, Paul Simpson, said: "It's great to see people come together and dig deep to help a good cause like Sparks. We've raised over £100,000 through employees coming together and embracing fundraising activities. We want to continue raising money so we can continue supporting Sparks and the brilliant work they do."

KCOM Group has a long standing commitment to fundraising, having raised over £300,000 during the last seven years through its Charity Partner programme. Each new Charity Partner is voted for by employees and the organisation supports them for two years, always aiming to beat the previous fundraising target.

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About Sparks
Since 1991, Sparks have committed £26 million into pioneering research projects across a wide spectrum of medical conditions including childhood cancers, cerebral palsy, premature birth and spinal bifida. In total, the charity has funded over 265 research projects in more than 80 hospitals and universities across the UK.

Through the research they fund, they aim to improve the quality of life for children and families affected by serious illnesses or disabilities, whilst seeking better ways to diagnose, treat and prevent these conditions in the future.

From the medical breakthroughs, they make it possible to make a difference, not only across the UK, but for thousands of children and families around the world.

www.sparks.org.uk

Registered charity number 1003825 (England and Wales), SCO39482 (Scotland)

About KCOM Group
KCOM Group is a leading provider of communications services to both consumer and business markets across the UK. Kcom, Smart421, KC and Eclipse are KCOM Group's four distinct brands that help to passionately pursue better ways to connect people and deliver inspiring customer services.

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