CHILDREN’S CHARITY PARTNERS WITH AXIANS TO HELP IMPROVE YOUNG PEOPLE’S LIVES

KidsOut, a Bedfordshire-based children’s charity, has been awarded £12,000 by the VINCI UK Foundation to enhance its Toy Box service.

The Foundation is supported by Axians, part of the VINCI Energies UK group; an Axians employee will volunteer their time to help the charity with their telecommunication.

KidsOut applied for funding from the VINCI UK Foundation to assist the charity in increasing supply of their Toy Box service. The donation will be invested in a new van in order to help meet growing demand for the service across the UK.

KidsOut works to bring happiness into the lives of some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children. The charity provides many services for children, and their Toy Boxes, which provide brand new toys and games to children who have been rehoused due to domestic violence, have improved the lives of thousands of children to date.

The VINCI UK Foundation, funded by VINCI businesses across the UK, supports groups and charities, which work to tackle exclusion, foster community integration and improve access to employment and housing. Launched in early 2016, the Foundation is unique in its support for good causes due to its specific focus and provision of skilled volunteers.

The VINCI UK Foundation is proud to support such a wonderful charity like KidsOut, which has made its mission to provide all disadvantaged children across the UK with exciting memories to cherish. Located in the heart of Leighton Buzzard, the charity provides excellent services that bring fun and happiness into the lives of thousands of children who have had difficult pasts. I am delighted to be able to provide my support to the charity through the VINCI UK Foundation.

Ian Parker Technical & Security Consultant, Axians Networks

The VINCI UK Foundation is proud to support such a wonderful charity like KidsOut, which has made its mission to provide all disadvantaged children across the UK with exciting memories to cherish. Located in the heart of Leighton Buzzard, the charity provides excellent services that bring fun and happiness into the lives of thousands of children who have had difficult pasts. I am delighted to be able to provide my support to the charity through the VINCI UK Foundation.

Gordon Moulds CEO, KidsOut

Businesses supporting the VINCI UK Foundation include VINCI Energies UK & ROI, VINCI Construction UK, VINCI Concessions, Eurovia, Bachy Soletanche, VINCI Construction Grands Projects, Nuvia and Freyssinet.

More details can be found at www.vinci-uk-foundation.co.uk.

About the VINCI UK Foundation

Full details on the projects receiving support are available on request. For further information and to get involved, please visit the VINCI UK Foundation website: http://www.vinci-uk-foundation.co.uk/

VINCI companies in the UK are committed to supporting the communities in which they work. The VINCI UK Foundation is part of that commitment.

The Foundation will be sponsoring 24 charities’ projects for a total of £207,000. Individual grants range from £3,000 to nearly £18,000.

The original VINCI Foundation was established in France in May 2002 and since then has supported more than 2,500 projects, each receiving an average grant of £10,000 and the support of up to four employees. The Foundation distributes over £3.3 million globally to good causes every year.

Businesses supporting the Foundation include VINCI Construction UK, VINCI Energies UK & ROI, VINCI Construction Grands Projets, Eurovia, Bachy Soletanche, Freyssinet, VINCI Concessions and Nuvia.

Like the original VINCI Foundation, the VINCI UK Foundation will enable our employees to become personally involved in initiatives by using their experience and skills to benefit the local community. The goal is to provide fresh opportunities for people suffering social exclusion by fostering community integration and strengthening social cohesion. This will be achieved thanks to employees’ involvement and the financial help granted by the VINCI UK Foundation.

 

About AXIANS

Axians is the brand of VINCI Energies dedicated to Information and Communication Technologies. Axians supports its customers — private-sector firms, public-sector agencies, operators and service providers — throughout the digital transformation of their organisation. We provide a comprehensive portfolio of solutions: telecommunications infrastructure, enterprise networks and collaborative solutions, data systems and data centres, software solutions, cloud-based and managed IT services. In 2015, Axians generated revenues of €1.6 billion. Axians comprises an international network of 150 business units in 14 countries and employs 7,000 people.

http://www.axians.co.uk/

@AxiansUK

 

About KidsOut

KidsOut is a children’s charity based in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire.

The charity works to bring happiness into the lives of some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children. Through life-changing work, KidsOut gives disadvantaged children positive experiences to support them in becoming future members of society.

The charity works to achieve their mission by providing five key services: Fun Days out for disadvantaged groups to support them with happy memories throughout the year; Toy Boxes for child victims of domestic violence when relocated from refuge; the National Rotary KidsOut Day, provided annually to groups from special schools; World Stories, to help children communicate in the classroom and learn about different cultures; and Phyzzpod sensory rooms. The main aim of the charity is to rebuild relationships within the family home.

KidsOut supports children experiencing all manner of disadvantage, including those with physical or mental disabilities, those experiencing economic hardship, young carers, children who speak English as an additional language, and siblings of the terminally ill. However, KidsOut has a particular focus on children who have suffered domestic violence.

http://www.kidsout.org.uk/

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