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Free School Breakfast Club in Derby

I’m incredibly proud to be able to support and follow in the footsteps of Kavita Oberoi on her mission along with Derby County Community Trust to bring free school breakfasts to local children under the Breakfast Club scheme.

“I’m very proud Velez are getting involved in the Breakfast Club project. It’s so important children have access to free breakfasts before school and families/working parents are supported during these challenging times. We hope to see many other local businesses getting involved in the scheme.”

Velez Managed Services VP of Operations Trevor Hempell

Velez Managed Services are delighted to be supporting this vital campaign by sponsoring 20 children for the Breakfast Club scheme. With many families facing financial difficulties, particularly due to the COVID-19 crisis, we know just how important it is to back appeals like this and ensure families are supported and children across Derby have access to free meals when they return to school in September.  

Velez Managed Services Support Derby Breakfast Club

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COVID-19 & Maintenance

One of the interesting things we have come to notice during this global pandemic is the rush for many organisations to re-look at their third party maintenance options, particularly around storage maintenance.

Whilst as a company we have remained fairly quiet, not advertising or promoting our services to take advantage of the global crisis – instead we have hunkered down put ourselves to work and continue to deliver service excellence.

One thing that has become apparent is that storage maintenance particularly around EMC VNX storage and HP storage we have noticed a large increase in demand for during this period.

It should come as no surprise really that during these times corporations are looking to ensure the integrity of data but also that of continued service as demand grows around the world for almost every service provider and corporation out there.

I’m proud of not only our efforts to help those in need during this crisis, but more so of the millions of people around the globe doing everything they can to help the planet return to some sense of normality in the months to come.

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Super George needs your help

Recently Nick Tooley and I sat down for one of our regular catch ups and having done a fair bit of charitable works via Nick in the past he brought to my attention the story of Super George and the immense success to date that has been achieved in raising over £15,000 for Nottingham QMC hospital. 

Admit we are beginning to accept defeat… 

I read the above which is in relation to The Star Ball that is being organised for June 8th at Derbyshire County Cricket Club all in aid of Super George’s Army Fundraising Appeal.

I’m reaching out to anyone in my network who are willing to help donate money or even more importantly services. 

A photographer who can print on site, a photo booth (that would be a bonus!), someone to provide fizz for the drinks reception, plus a florist to provide up to 35 centre pieces that we can sell on the night. Finally we need AMAZING Auction and Raffle prizes. 

I really hope that not only do they achieve on the night (or before hand) the goal of £25,000 raise (£15k so far!) but the families who go through any difficult times particularly as George and his family have will receive the incredible care, support and assistance they need to deal with such difficult times.

PLEASE – if you want to read the full story and I suggest you do – see this post on Facebook – whether you have children or not this will move you. 

Admit we are beginning to accept defeat – we need help organising The Star Ball – anyone with a bit of time to help?…

Posted by Super George’s Army – Fundraising Appeal on Monday, 1 April 2019

https://www.justgiving.com/teams/supergeorgearmy

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