Annodata extends support to the GLL Sport Foundation
October 13, 2016
13th October 2016
Annodata, a leading provider of communications, managed print and ICT services, has for the second year running, continued being a key sponsor of the GLL Sport Foundation (GSF). As part of its ongoing corporate social responsibility (CSR), Annodata will help to further GSF’s mission of supporting some of the UK’s top athletes to achieve their sporting potential.
GLL is the largest UK-based charitable social enterprise delivering leisure, health and community services, it is committed to promoting sport in the community and aims to foster sporting success amongst British athletes. Central to this aim is the GSF, which has key objectives to help reduce the financial burden facing young people as they progress within their chosen sports.
Since its inception, the Foundation has provided over 10,600 athlete award bursaries totalling over £6.1 million of support to talented individuals including Tom Daley, Anthony Joshua, Susie Rodgers, Michael McKillop, Louis Rolfe and Lutalo Muhammad. In total, 20 medals were won at the Rio Olympic Games (7 medals) and Paralympic Games (13 medals) from a group of 45 athletes who received support from the Foundation.
Joe Doyle, Marketing Director at Annodata, said: “As a company we are committed to supporting charitable causes and have a long history of doing so. We are delighted to be lending support, once again, to the GLL Sport Foundation so talented individuals have all the opportunities to maximise their abilities and succeed in sports. We believe this to be a very worthy cause as, in many cases, talent is lost due to a lack of sponsorship or financial support. GSF provides thousands across the UK with the lifeline that they need to propel their sporting career. We look forward to continuing our support for the GLL Sport Foundation to ensure talented athletes have the best chance of success in their respective field.”
Mark Gliddon, National Athlete Support Programme Manager at the GLL Sport Foundation, commented: “Central to our mission is reducing the financial pressures that athletes face. As a result, our continued ability to enable our country’s athletes to succeed depends heavily on the support that we receive from our sponsors. GLL has a strong working relationship with Annodata, so we are extremely pleased that they are able to give their support to the Foundation as we look to support the next generation of Olympians and Paralympians towards Tokyo 2020.”
NOTES TO EDITORS
Founded in 1988, Annodata is a national managed services provider specialising in the efficient flow of information using the most effective types of communication. The company brings together a range of specialist services including managed print services, unified communications, document management and software, mobile telephony, communication services and cloud hosting services.
With clients in the private and public sector, its team of specialists understand the needs of small and large organisations in all sectors and can help re-design business processes in-house or through a fully managed service.
The company has long-standing relationships with leading global enterprises including 02, Avaya, Kyocera, HP, Mitel and Ricoh giving businesses access to the latest technologies, future-proofing the enterprise.
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