When local broadband infrastructure builder and ISP Lighting Fibre were unexpectedly stuck with dozens of cable reels, which are usually returned to the supplier, they offered them to the public for a donation to local children’s cancer charity, Children with Cancer Fund.
When Alfriston School requested some large reels and realised they wouldn't quite fit in their car, Lightning Fibre offered to deliver them to the school on a truck, free of charge. The school used them for their Reception Class outdoor area and the main school playground. Alfriston School then held a Christmas jumper day for Children With Cancer Fund, raising £117.79 which when combined with the other cable reel sales by Lightning Fibre meant a total donation of £350 was made to the charity.
Chris Downton, Children with Cancer Fund Founder and CEO said, “We’re grateful for the local support of organisations like Lightning Fibre and Alfriston School, raising much needed funds for our charity. We’re able to help so many more families with support like this, and this year we’ve launched a capital fundraising appeal to help us buy our office, securing our future in Polegate.”
Rob Reaks, Head of Sales and Marketing at Lighting Fibre said, “As a community-centric local business it’s important to us that we support charities like Children with Cancer Fund. We’ve been supporting CWCF for a few years and plan to continue doing so. The charity covers pretty much the same geographical area as our broadband network, and they do amazing work across East Sussex.”
Photo: Lightning Fibre CEO Ben Ferriman hands over the money raised to Chris Downton at CWCF.