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KCOM Group Million Makers raise more than £17,000 for The Prince’s Trust

Communications provider KCOM Group has raised more than £17,000 to help young disadvantaged people across the UK by taking part in The Prince’s Trust Million Makers competition.

Million Makers is an entrepreneurial challenge in which teams from organisations across the UK compete to raise money for The Prince’s Trust by creating and running an enterprising initiative for six months.

KCOM, a Prince’s Trust patron since 2012, entered two teams in the challenge, with its Exeter-based Eclipse brand competing in the South West region and its Wakefield and Hull offices competing in the Yorkshire and Humber region.

We’re delighted that KCOM Group has been inspired to go above and beyond to raise more than £17,000 for The Prince’s Trust. Not only will it help us to continue delivering programmes to support young people, by giving them the skills they need to succeed, but it will also provide one to one mentoring for young people that will boost their confidence. We’re committed to providing young people with a second chance and a positive future, and the KCOM Group’s creative and effective fundraising ideas are key to making this happen. From backing our xl clubs, which support young people struggling in school, to our Enterprise programme, which helps budding entrepreneurs into start-ups, it’s businesses like this which are helping us to transform even more lives in 2014.

Sarah Church
Million Makers manager at The Prince’s Trust

Throughout the challenge, I've been blown away by the dedication of the team and it’s been a real pleasure to see them grow in confidence and develop their skills. “The entrepreneurial flair from the team was evident – as well as developing an app for Eclipse customers, they carried out fundraising activities including car boots and a hugely successful Halloween Gala. This challenge has been rewarding for the whole team and I am excited to see what the next Eclipse team taking part will accomplish.

Clodagh Murphy
Managing Director at Eclipse

The Yorkshire and Humber team came up with some great ideas to raise money, including a silent auction and a Christmas party for employees, friends and business contacts. Million Makers is a fantastic initiative for us to be involved with and fits in with our business focus on innovation and creative thinking.

Paul Simpson
Chief Financial Officer at KCOM Group

The KCOM Group has pledged £100,000 of financial support to The Prince’s Trust over four years.

About KCOM PLC

KCOM Group PLC is a leading provider of communications services to organisations and consumers, serving customers through four market focused brands.

KC provides a range of telephony and broadband services to consumers and businesses in Hull and East Yorkshire. Our other three brands serve organisations throughout the UK. Eclipse provides communications services to small and medium businesses across the UK, connecting them to customers, partners and suppliers and improving their productivity and flexibility, and helping them to grow. Kcom works with some of the UK’s biggest names, delivering communications services that enable them to be flexible, efficient and more responsive to their customers. Smart421 delivers high-end consultancy, integration and management of business-critical systems for enterprise customers.

We apply the collective knowledge and expertise of our people and our partners to help our customers harness the power of communications. Our focus is on the delivery of inspiring customer experiences, and finding new and better ways to connect people.