Zen’s ongoing support for local community

Date published: 05 December 2019

Zen CEO Paul Stobart, accompanied by Zen Internet’s social and charities committee presented a cheque for more than £16,000 to Rochdale Children’s Moorland Home last month.

The Rochdale company, the UK’s largest independently owned telecommunications and technology service provider set an ambitious target of £15,000 when it nominated Rochdale Children’s Moorland Home as its chosen charity last year. Buoyed by a number of key events and fundraising activities throughout the year, this target was smashed.

The 2019 Manchester Tough Mudder challenge Zen participated in raised more than £5,000, while May’s 180-mile cycle challenge brought in nearly £2,000 in donations.

Other events throughout the year included cake sales, raffles, weekly prize draws and the annual Zen tug of war.

The support Zen offers the local community is not all financial. Throughout the year volunteers from across the company visited the children’s home to help with painting, decorating and gardening, making a tangible contribution to its chosen charity.

In October, Zen staff voted for the next charity of the year with Rochdale and District Mind coming out a clear winner. Rochdale and District Mind has been providing mental health services to local residents for more than 30 years.

Over the next 12 months Zen staff will once again get behind their chosen charity. The ultimate challenge for the year has been revealed – in June a brave team of Zen volunteers will head up North with tents and hiking boots for a three-day, 84 mile walk along Hadrian’s Wall.

As well as continuing to contribute to fundraising activities, Zen staff have the opportunity to take two paid days every year for volunteering initiatives.

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