Sia Partners UK & Place2Be – Charity & Community Initiative
Sia Partners UK is growing and part of that growth involves becoming active in the community and supporting a charity that is in line with our brand values of being high-impact, deploying technology to deliver benefit and supporting people.
This year, Sia Partners UK have chosen to work with Place2Be – one of the leading children’s charities whose Patron is HRH Duchess of Cambridge. Place2Be works with schools and children from disadvantaged backgrounds who need mental health support, protection and/or counselling. Given the overwhelming statistics – including that 1 in 10 children between the ages of 5 and 16 has a mental health problem – we will be helping an excellent and worthy cause.
We are collecting, scrubbing and donating our used laptops, iPads and smartphones that can then be used by the charity staff on the ground (of each school) and the children themselves. This will enable the charity staff to execute their job better, and often this offers a lifeline to children who don’t have devices, to reach out and enhance both their world and educational experience. We have already handed over the first ‘batch’ of 25 devices and will do two more batches before Christmas. We are collecting devices at our office at 36 – 38 Hatton Garden, London, EC1N 8EB.
We are delighted to support this wonderful charity and helping both kids and staff who are associated with this excellent initiative!