Skyscape Foundation, aimed at providing services, time and money to leading charities, including Asthma UK, The Prince’s Trust and BBC Children In Need
London – July 15th 2015 – Skyscape Cloud Services Limited, the easy to adopt, easy to use and easy to leave assured cloud services company today announced the launch of the Skyscape Foundation, a corporate social responsibility initiative dedicated to supporting charitable causes.
The Skyscape Foundation will give an annual donation of 2% of net profits from 2015/16 to charities chosen by the company and its employees. Skyscape actively encourages its employees to support their personal charities or ones close to them, as well as the company’s chosen charities — The Prince’s Trust and BBC Children In Need.
“At Skyscape, we’re committed to using any success we may have as a business to give back to society. We have a pledge to support our community, which is exactly what the Skyscape Foundation will represent,” said Simon Hansford, CEO at Skyscape Cloud Services.
Francesca Mott, Head of Business Development at The Trust said “We’re delighted that The Prince’s Trust has been chosen as a charity partner for the newly launched Skyscape Foundation. Support from Skyscape will enable us to reach out to even more vulnerable young people across the UK and empower them to transform their lives. The skills and knowledge Skyscape employees can offer will help inspire and inform the next generation of technology professionals.”
The Skyscape Foundation will also provide ‘matched funding’ for any monies raised by its employees in their own charitable efforts. In addition, Skyscape has committed to providing every employee one paid day each year for them to participate in all kinds of charity activity based around the giving of time, money and talent.
The launch of the Foundation coincided with Skyscape’s involvement in The Race Across America (RAAM) for the second consecutive year. Last year’s race saw Skyscape sponsoring the London Pride Spinhalers. This year Skyscape sponsored the Ruck and Rollers (http://ruckandrollers.com) who completed the 3,000 miles in 6 days 11 hours to raise funds for Asthma UK. To date the team has raised over £100,000. RAAM is recognised as the toughest endurance cycling race in the world, as it is one third longer than the Tour de France.
“We’re thrilled to be involved with some truly great events and charities — and to dedicate our time, products and services, as well as financial donations. As a company, we’re working towards expanding the vision of the Skyscape Foundation to ensure its objectives will align with and enhance our core values and CSR policies, providing confidence and reassurance in the fact we’re a socially responsible organisation.” added Hansford.
About Skyscape Cloud Services
Skyscape’s assured cloud solutions have been specifically designed to meet the needs of the UK public sector, delivering UK sovereign services that are easy to adopt, easy to use and easy to leave, with genuine pay-by-the-hour consumption models. As a UK SME, Skyscape has won a number of high-profile contracts via the G-Cloud Framework and through its large number of channel partners that embed Skyscape’s cloud platform in their solutions.
Skyscape’s full range of services are Pan Government Accredited (PGA) up to IL3, hence suitable for all data at OFFICIAL (including OFFICIAL-SENSITIVE) and connected to government networks including the Public Services Network (PSN), the N3 health network and others. Its services are delivered with leading technologies from the Skyscape Cloud Alliance Partners: QinetiQ, VMware, Cisco, EMC and Ark Data Centres.
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About The Prince’s Trust
Youth charity The Prince’s Trust helps disadvantaged young people to get their lives on track. It supports 13 to 30 year-olds who are unemployed and those struggling at school and at risk of exclusion. Many of the young people helped by The Prince’s Trust are in or leaving care, facing issues such as homelessness or mental health problems, or they have been in trouble with the law. The Trust’s programmes give vulnerable young people the practical and financial support needed to stabilise their lives, helping develop self-esteem and skills for work. Three in four young people supported by The Prince’s Trust move into work, education or training. The Prince of Wales’s charity has helped 800,000 young people since 1976 and supports over 100 more each day. Further information about The Prince’s Trust is available at princes-trust.org.uk or on 0800 842 842.