The Technology Group is supporting Leeds Mencap’s latest campaign to build an inclusive new centre with a charitable donation totalling more than £50,000.
The communications specialists, based on Kirkstall Road Leeds, are kitting out the new building in East Leeds with telephony solutions and internet worth more than £50,000 over the next three years.
The Technology Group were wowed with the charity’s plans for a new community resource in the City after hearing about their ambitions at a meeting of the Leeds Chamber of Trade and Commerce, of which they are both members.
Leeds Mencap, a local, independent charity that supports people with learning disabilities, has already started work on the £2.5 million building in East Leeds, which will house the charity’s support services, local groups and meetings and a new community nursery. By meeting a range of needs, the centre is set to benefit over 2,000 Leeds residents every year.
The Technology Group are a family run business, founded by Jonathan, Richard and David Marsden who are all from Leeds. They started the company 4 years ago striving to run an independent comms company, passionate about providing local businesses with telephony solutions. With a no Jargon approach.
Jonathan Marsden, Sales Director of The Technology Group, Leeds, said “Having worked and lived in Leeds my entire life, it is an excellent opportunity for us to give something back as part of our social responsibility, we really want to support our local area, helping Leeds to thrive and develop in the near future. I urge other businesses to support our local community in the same way, and to donate to a great cause like Leeds Mencap in anyway they can, whether that be personally through fundraising or something your company can offer. Imagine how much charities like Leeds Mencap could thrive if every chamber member business gave a little to help.”
Cath Lee, CEO of Leeds Mencap, said “we are absolutely thrilled with the generosity shown by The Technology Group. Jonathan and the team have shown a real belief in our ambitions for the new centre and our ongoing work to support people in Leeds with learning disabilities. Donations, gifts in kind and fundraising are all absolutely vital for our work and to get us ever nearer to completing the new centre.”
Leeds Mencap continues with its Space for me campaign to make the new centre a reality. The charity has launched a Buy a Brick scheme to raise the remaining £500,000 needed to complete the project.
For more information or to support the campaign, please visit www.leedsmencap.org.uk and click the buy a brick link. And for more information on how The Technology Group can help chamber members please visit www.technology-group.com