MS3 Networks backs three festive charity initiatives

Full fibre broadband infrastructure provider MS3 Networks demonstrates its support for the local community with a string of donations to help those struggling most this winter. The fibre broadband network operator based in Kingston-upon-Hull aims to offer the region with more choice over broadband provider, in order to help bring down the cost of internet bills for homes and businesses.

As the cost-of-living crisis continues to hit homes across the UK, there has never been a greater need for support. As a business that deeply cares about the communities it serves across Yorkshire and the Humber, MS3 Networks has pledged its support for three initiatives to help those most in need this Christmas.

MS3 Networks has donated £5,000 to Hull and East Yorkshire Children’s University’s new Helping Hands fund, to help support families with primary-school aged children in Hull who are struggling with the cost of living. Hull City Council is sponsoring the charity’s new fund in a move led by Mike Ross, who has asked local businesses to step in and help raise the funding to meet its initial goal of £100,000.

“The cost-of-living crisis has the potential to hit hard in places like Hull. This could leave many thousands of families across the city facing real hardship this winter. As a council leadership, we are determined to do all we can to directly help those who need support most,” says Mike Ross, leader of Hull City Council.

“Through partnership with Hull’s Children’s University and the support of the business community in the area, we will be able to provide that help to so many families across Hull. I would like to thank those businesses that have supported the Helping Hand fund so far. They have helped make a real difference.”

MS3 Networks is donating a further £5,000 to Hull Foodbank’s Reverse Christmas Calendar Appeal, led by Hull West and Hessle MP Emma Hardy. The Advent appeal sees people putting aside an item a day up until Christmas, before donating these goods in time for the last collection on December 16.

“This year more families than ever will need to use foodbanks over Christmas and the aim of the Reverse Calendar is to help support those foodbanks to ensure people don’t go hungry over the festive period,” explains Hull West and Hessle MP, Emma Hardy. “I want to say a big thank you to MS3 Networks for the support with this project and the generous donation. It will go a long way and help many struggling people.”

And to spread some festive cheer, MS3 is also sponsoring local radio station Viking FM’s The Hotline competition on December 16. The promotion offers a minute of open phonelines, where listeners who call in will each win £100.

“We can’t wait to work together with MS3 Networks on The Hotline,” says Craig Stewart, regional producer at Viking FM. “We know it’s a difficult time of year for everyone, even more so this year, so we wanted to give our listeners something to make them smile and help just a little. We’re so pleased to be able to partner with MS3 Networks, a likeminded company who are also committed to supporting the area whenever they can. Once those lines are opened Friday morning, we’ll be trying to get as many listeners on air as possible.”

“Supporting the local community is an integral part of our business,” adds Sam Hales, sales and marketing director at MS3 Networks. “Helping those that are struggling in the communities we serve is a vital to upholding the values our business was built on. Giving back to residents during these challenging times is a responsibility we take seriously as a business based in Hull, to help residents enjoy this Christmas.”

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