Exchange scheme boosts kids charities

Scotland-based Exchange Communications has launched a new initiative to support children’s causes around the UK.

The company will donate £500 for every new Avaya telephony installation carried out for the remainder of 2018, and Glasgow’s Britannia Panopticon charity has been named the first recipient of a cash boost.

The donation will help fund the Trongate music hall’s free Funny Bones children’s programme in 2019. 

Featuring clowning, writing and stand-up classes for children aged 7-13, it completed a successful pilot run earlier this year.

Exchange MD Tom Sime said: “We wanted to do something to give back to the communities in which we’ve worked and, in particular, we wanted to support and encourage children to realise their potential.

“We’re launching our initiative during the Year of Young People in Scotland, but we’ll be supporting kids right across the UK.

“The Funny Bones programme at the Britannia Panopticon is a shining example of the wonderful opportunities that can be made available to our children with a little support.”

The Britannia Panopticon is the world’s oldest known surviving music hall, famed as the location where 16-year-old Stan Laurel made his debut.

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