Charity's flying start

Bondholder Safe and Sound's fundraising appeal is off to a flying start thanks to a recycling initiative spearheaded by a local business.

Safe and Sound recently launched the Butterfly Appeal to raise funds needed to expand its work to transform the lives of children and young people in the county who are victims of, or at risk of, Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE).

One of the businesses who immediately signed up to back the appeal was fellow Bondholder Century Mobile. The company is collecting old mobile phone handsets which are then recycled and all money collected is donated to the Appeal.

Century Mobile has already collected unwanted handsets from Bondholders HUUB and Derby County Football Club - raising £200 for the appeal.

Century Mobile Managing Director, Scott Harrhy said: “As a business committed to supporting local communities and as the father of young children, I was determined to do all that I could to support Safe and Sound.

“We are grateful to both HUUB and DCFC for helping us to get this off the ground and will be spreading the word with all of our customers to support this appeal.”

Safe and Sound CEO, Tracy Harrison said: “We are very grateful to Century Mobile for quickly turning awareness about CSE into tangible action and for their customers who have already supported the mobile phone recycling initiative."

To recycle your old phones to raise money for Safe and Sound, please telephone 01332 362120 to arrange collection.

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