Connexin Cares donates £50k to Hull charities

Hull-based digital services and smart technology provider, Connexin, has donated over £50k to local charities as part of a commitment to ‘give back’ to its community.

Connexin Cares encourages local charities to register and receive a unique promo code. Every new customer has the chance to use a code when they sign up for broadband then Connexin donates up to £20 to their chosen charity.

One of those charities, Hessle Road Network (HRN), supports over 500 residents, aged from birth to mid-90s, every year in St Andrews and Docklands, the most deprived ward in Hull. Their wide-ranging support includes employment advice, food and clothing parcels, a free gym and social sessions. 

Julie Robinson, Chief Officer at HRN, said: “The donations from Connexin Cares enable us to carry on delivering our vital services, offering a wide range of activities for residents and supporting our community according to its needs.”

Overseas Plastic Surgery Appeal, a Hull-based international children’s charity dedicated to reconstructive surgery on children in developing countries, is using the £5,255.43 donated through Connexin Cares towards treating young patients in Pakistan and building more operating theatres.

Connexin staff are also encouraged to volunteer in their community and have clocked up over 130 hours this year after helping to pack and distribute food parcels at the Unity in the Community foodbank just before Christmas.

Launched in 2020, Connexin Cares registered charities also include Abbie’s Fund, which provides memory boxes to the parents of stillborn and neonatal death babies, and Hull Women’s Aid, which offers support, advocacy and refuge for women and children who have suffered domestic abuse.

Shaunagh Brooke-McClean, Fundraiser at Hull Women’s Aid, said: “We are incredibly grateful to Connexin for their fantastic work supporting us in achieving our goals. The money raised by Connexin Cares will allow us to support more women, children and young people who are experiencing or fleeing abuse in our area.”

Connexin co-founder, Alex Yeung, said: “We are a Hull-based business but, more than that, many of us grew up here. We are passionate about our city and its people. As a local business, we feel that it is our responsibility to give back to our own community.”