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Westcom wins mobile contract with charity Shelterbox

Mobile News
August 2, 2011

Plymouth firm provides 70 connections for disaster relief charity Shelterbox, delivering enough savings to pay to help 50 families

Plymouth-based Vodafone gold partner Westcom has helped disaster charity ShelterBox save £30,000 on 70 mobile connections for its staff to use both in the UK and overseas.

Westcom claims that the savings could pay to help 50 families suffering in the aftermath of a disaster each year. ShelterBox’s packs, each costing £590, provide families with food and shelter.

Cornwall-based ShelterBox has distributed more than 100,000 disaster packs to more than 70 countries over the last 10 years.

Westcom managing director Robert Prior (pictured far right) said: “Gaining Shelterbox as a client not only signals growth in our sector but leaves us feeling incredibly proud to be supporting such an internationally recognised charity. Our thanks also go out to Vodafone for their continued support enabling us to provide such an excellent service.”

Westcom, which manages roughly 5,000 connections, said it won the Shelterbox account due to its account management services and the cost saving it could offer.

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