Entrepreneur joins Cash for Kids board
Article date: Tue, 06 Oct 2015 17:01 GMT
Technology entrepreneur Lawrence Jones MBE has joined the local executive board of children's charity Cash for Kids.
The UKFast CEO becomes a trustee of radio station Key 103's charity having helped to raise more than £1.4 million during last year's Cash for Kids Mission Christmas campaign and supporting the cause for several years.
Jones said: "When my wife and I heard the Mission Christmas statistic that one in three children in Greater Manchester are in such poverty they wouldn't receive a Christmas gift, I knew that we had to act. Since then we have supported each of the charity's campaigns, from riding on top of a fire engine dressed as superheroes to rolling up our sleeves and bagging up toys in the Mission Christmas warehouse.
"It is an incredible honour to be asked to play such a key role in the charity. We have been involved in some absolutely extraordinary events and campaigns over the past few years and I look forward to UKFast being integral to radically changing the lives of more children across Manchester."
Sally Aitchison MBE, managing director of Cash for Kids said: "We're so proud to have Lawrence join the local executive board of Key 103's Cash for Kids. As the CEO of UKFast Lawrence cascades such a wonderful and empowering philosophy throughout his whole company and his passion for the growth and success of Greater Manchester fits so well with what we're doing as a local grassroots organisation looking after disadvantaged children in Greater Manchester.
"After having worked with UKFast on Superhero Day and Mission Christmas we're so excited that two organisations are working so hard for the benefit of this city. Lawrence will be part of grant-giving meetings where we ensure that thousands of pounds is grant funded to organisations that do such vital work for children living in very difficult circumstances."
Jones' firm UKFast has become renowned for its generous spirit having donated more than £100,000 last year to random acts of kindness and regularly supporting charity events across the country.
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