West Midlands children’s charity benefits from £1,000 donation

A Midlands business outsourcing firm has donated £1,000 to a charity which supports vulnerable and distressed children across the region.

Sigma Connected, which provides contact centre services across the utilities, retail, telecommunications and financial services sectors, has donated the four-figure sum to Mentor Link.

The money will be used by the charity to offer further listening and mentoring support to children across the West Midlands – helping them to recover from and deal with issues including self-harm, bullying, bereavement and family breakdowns.

The funds have been donated to Mentor Link through Sigma’s Community Foundation through which the company has pledged to donate at least £12,000 every year to good causes, charities and community projects nominated for by Sigma Connected employees.

Gary Gilburd, CEO of Sigma Connected, said: “We see our Charitable Foundation as the perfect and most effective way to support and make a difference in the local communities where our employees live and work.

“We have a responsibility to help where and how we can which is why we established the Community Foundation – making sure we listen to our 4,000 employees about where the money should go.

“Mentor Link does a huge amount of work to support children who are struggling and I hope our donation can go some way to helping more children in need and provide them with mentoring and guidance to help them in the future.”