Calteq come to the rescue of Scotty’s Little Soldiers
Scotty’s Little Soldiers is a charity dedicated to supporting bereaved British Forces’ children and young people. Having heard about and been inspired by the amazing work the charity does at an event back in 2015, Calteq were keen to learn more about how they could give their support.
Since the charity moved into their first office a handheld phone with one line had been the full extent of their communications system. Calteq knew this was an area that they could help them with, which would have a profound effect on day to day efficiency. Calteq installed a unified communications solution giving the charity an internet based phone system with a dedicated line for each team member and a broadband system with multiple lines.
Mike Stephenson, Director at Calteq said “When we heard about the charity and the fantastic work it does, we knew we had to get involved. The installation and all ongoing running costs have been provided free of charge to reduce the charity’s core running costs and therefore to allow more of the funds raised to be spent directly on the bereaved children.”
Scotty’s CEO Stuart Robinson said “The team at Calteq were almost apologetic about not handing over a large cheque. I’m not sure if they even now realise what a dynamic effect their support has had on the charity. We are able to provide our beneficiaries and our supporters with a significantly improved service and the conferencing services that we now have mean that we can engage with our Trustee board more frequently. Not only this, but it has saved significant costs in line rental, broadband and support services.”
Scotty’s Little Soldiers’ support is divided into 3 distinct programmes:
‘Smiles’ offers the children that opportunity to smile again through a wide range of fun activities and gifts. This includes holiday breaks, group events, special experiences and gifts at difficult times of the year.
The ‘Support’ programme aims to assist with the more emotional side of bereavement and includes access to professional counselling and a family support network.
Finally, the ‘Strides’ programme is designed to help with the charity’s beneficiaries’ personal development and includes a range of activity and educational grants.
For more information on the charity and to find out how you can help visit www.scottyslittlesoldiers.co.uk