MS3 Networks sponsors Lindsey Lodge Hospice’s Pennies Make Pounds campaign

Ultrafast full fibre network operator MS3 Networks and palliative care charity Lindsey Lodge Hospice will launch the Pennies Make Pounds fundraising initiative with a community event at The Pink Pig Farm, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire on Saturday 24 February. The year-long campaign will see supporters collect spare change in piggy banks to raise funds for North Lincolnshire patients with life-limiting illnesses.

This year marks the first time Lindsey Lodge has run the campaign, which aims to convert small change into vital funds for end-of-life care. Supporters can adopt a ‘Penny the Pig’ money box to put spare change into, which they can empty at their local Lindsey Lodge shop and collect a full family of pigs, including ‘Phil the Pig.’

The money raised will enable the hospice to continue providing in-patient, day care wellbeing services, bereavement and family support to patients and families. As Lindsey Lodge is an independent charity, these services are offered free of charge, but are not free to provide. This means campaigns such as Pennies Make Pounds are vital to ensure North Lincolnshire residents continue receiving specialist palliative care.

Community-focused network operator MS3 Networks aims to improve the lives of local people by providing a range of fast and reliable connectivity options at affordable prices. Through its partnerships with trusted internet service providers (ISPs), MS3 offers homes and businesses across the North East more choice when it comes to broadband.

The Pennies Make Pounds initiative is one of several community partnerships undertaken by MS3, which include sponsoring a local powerchair footballer and outreach work with schools and colleges.

Adam Kelly, Head of Marketing at MS3 Networks said: “At MS3, we are proud of the partnerships we have created to benefit the lives of local people, both with our ISP partners to offer fast and affordable broadband, and worthy charities and causes. With the build of our ultrafast network in Scunthorpe now complete, sponsoring the Pennies Make Pounds campaign allows us to continue supporting the North Lincolnshire community.”

Karen Griffiths, Chief Executive at Lindsey Lodge said: “Lindsey Lodge costs £4.3 million each year to run. With approximately a third of that funded from the NHS, we must raise the remainder through our retail stores and fundraising. Campaigns like Pennies Make Pounds are vital to ensuring that we reach that target, and can continue to provide excellent care to the people of North Lincolnshire when they need it the most. MS3’s sponsorship ensures that every penny we raise through the Pennies Make Pounds appeal will go directly to fund our care, and for that we are extremely grateful.”

Discover the broadband packages available in your area from MS3 Networks’ ISP partners here. To learn more about the range of high-quality care services provided by Lindsey Lodge Hospice, please visit the website.