Fujitsu wins prestigious charity partnership award

Posted by / Friday 12 May 2017 / Press release Events

On Thursday 11 May, IT Giant Fujitsu walked away with the prestigious “Partnership with a National Children’s Charity Award,” in recognition of its work with Action for Children, which supports disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.

Fujitsu’s responsible business team accepted the award at the 2017 Better Society Awards, held at the London Marriot Hotel on Grosvenor Square.

The two-year partnership (2014 -2016) inspired Fujitsu colleagues to take part in fundraising activities, and donate their skills and expertise to support Action for Children.  Over the course of two years, Fujitsu staff raised over £330,000 through fundraising activities and donated over 2,000 hours of their time to support Action for Children’s services.

The most significant element of the expertise provided by Fujitsu was the Digital Case Files project, which involved providing more than £360,000 of pro-bono support to help the charity digitalise its case files.

Craig Hall, Head of Charity Partnerships at Fujitsu, said: “At Fujitsu we believe in the power of technology to transform society for the better.  I’m incredibly proud we’ve been able to put this into practice to support Action for Children’s mission.”

Mary O’Hagan, Head of Corporate Engagement at Action for Children, said: “We want to thank Fujitsu for the incredible contribution they’ve made to Action for Children.

“Thanks to their hard work and dedication we can to continue to offer disadvantaged children and young people the skills they need to thrive and reach their full potential.”

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1)   Fujitsu wins “Partnership with a National Children’s Charity Award” at the 2017 Better Society Awards

Media Enquiries

For further information and more photos, please contact Sabrina Palanee at the Action for Children press office on [email protected] or call 020 3124 0665 / 07718 244 297 (out of hours: 07802 806 679)

Notes to Editors

How Action for Children works: from before they are born until they are into their twenties, we help disadvantaged children across the UK. We help them through fostering or adoption – and by intervening early to stop neglect and abuse. We make life better for disabled children. We influence policy and advocate for change. Our 7,000 staff and volunteers operate over 600 services, improving the lives of 390,000 children, teenagers, parents and carers every year. We succeed by doing what’s right, doing what’s needed, and doing what works for children. For more information, visit actionforchildren.org.uk or follow us on Twitter @actnforchildren