Cable&Wireless Worldwide announces Foundation to support special needs
06/17/2011

Cable&Wireless Worldwide, the mission critical communications provider, has announced its charitable foundation, and is inviting organisations and individuals to apply for funding and support.

Online PR News – 17-June-2011 – – Cable&Wireless Worldwide, the mission critical communications provider, today announces its charitable foundation, and is inviting organisations and individuals to apply for funding and support.

The Cable&Wireless Worldwide Foundation will enhance the lives of those with special needs through its expertise in mission critical communications, and will look to partner and build relationships with institutions that support, research, develop or implement the appropriate, specialist communication requirements.

By making the most of its resources, the company is also aiming to offer communication solutions and services to organisations supporting people with special needs, as well as working with experts to understand how people’s lives can be enhanced and enabling colleagues to build meaningful partnerships with relevant organisations.

“This is a very special day for us and I’m proud to see the introduction of the Cable&Wireless Worldwide Foundation,” says John Pluthero, Cable&Wireless Worldwide Chairman and Trustee of the Foundation. “Starting the Foundation is a formal way to harness the fantastic public spirit across our business. It’s a cohesive and global approach that provides the platform to focus our efforts, expertise and funding to make a real difference to people’s lives.”

Cable&Wireless Worldwide already contributes to many community and charity activities and is part of the emergencySMS service that enables deaf, hard of hearing and speech-impaired people in the UK send an SMS to the UK 999 services. The introduction of the Foundation, however, will allow the company to support a wider range of people and organisations with special needs.

The board of the Foundation consists of John Pluthero, Chairman of Cable&Wireless Worldwide, Kai Boschmann, Corporate Affairs Director of Cable&Wireless Worldwide and Philip Davis, General Counsel and Company Secretary of Cable&Wireless Worldwide. Head of Corporate Responsibility, Tracy O’Brien is Chair of the Foundation Management Team.

Individuals and organisations looking for funding should go to www.cw.com/foundation.