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Mayor’s Firework Fiesta to raise vital funds for local charities

Huawei Technologies (“Huawei”), a leader in providing next generation telecommunications solutions for operators around the world, has announced that it would sponsor The Mayor’s Firework Fiesta, to be held in Basingstoke’s War Memorial Park on 5 November 2007.

The Mayor’s Firework Fiesta is an annual community event, hosted by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council.  The occasion is always a hit, with families filling the Borough’s park to watch the spectacular firework display and enjoy the funfair attractions. 

Proceeds from the event contribute to the Mayor’s charity appeal to support local charities. Throughout his year in office, Cllr Warwick Lovegrove is working to raise funds for four worthy causes: The Children’s Society Young Carers Initiative, which provides support in schools in Basingstoke and Deane for young careers and their families; Fir Tree Lodge in Tadley, home to six adults with visual impairments and additional complex needs; The North Hampshire Medical Fund, which needs £25,000 to buy new, state-of-the-art, life-saving airway equipment for the breast unit at Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital; and Breast Cancer Support, a North Hampshire Hospital project, looking to fund a quiet room for patients to use following diagnosis.

“We are very much looking forward to this year’s Firework Fiesta,” commented Cllr Lovegrove, it is great that this international company is showing its commitment to the borough by supporting this local community event to raise money for the Mayor’s Charities and we are delighted that Huawei has decided to be our sponsor.” 

Huawei Technologies is an international company headquartered in China, with two offices based in Basingstoke.  Over 300 employees work for the company in the UK, of which more than 80% are locally recruited.  A large majority of Huawei’s customers and employees are based in the M3 and M4 area. 

“We are proud to be part of Basingstoke’s community and owe our continued growth and market successes to the hard work and commitment of our staff and customers,” said Edward Chen, Managing Director of Huawei UK.  “Our core business revolves around connecting people and enabling communication between businesses and people across the world – a service we believe enriches lives.”

“We hope that this event will enrich the lives of the people of Basingstoke, providing an evening of family entertainment for those who are able to join us, and ensuring the provision of vital funds for those members of the community who need it most.  I look forward to seeing many of you there.”

About Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (“Huawei”) is a leader in providing next generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world. The company is dedicated to providing innovative and customized products, services and solutions to create long-term value and potential growth for its customers. Huawei’s products and solutions are deployed in over 100 countries and serve 31 of the world’s top 50 operators, as well as over one billion users worldwide.

For more information, please visit www.huawei.com.