Students take the opportunity to help develop new charity mobile network
15 April 2016
Three students from Canterbury Christ Church University are to benefit from a 12 week placement at a new virtual charity mobile network.
C4C Mobile, the company behind the new virtual mobile network, powered by 02 has teamed-up with Chris’s Cancer Community, which provides a range of support for people living with cancer, and Discovery Park to bring national attention to a new fundraising platform.
By switching to C4C Mobile and supporting Chris’s Cancer Trust, 10% of people’s monthly bill spend will go to help those affected by cancer.
Dominic Goodwin, Nana Baah and Danielle Hayes, who are studying a two year Foundation Degree in Computing , will design a website, logo and branding for a new SIM card sharing product called Your SIM Pal , which will be an extension of the fundraising service and launch in a few months.
Reza Mousoli, Senior Lecturer and Programme Director for the Foundation Degree in Computing, said: “Strong links with Discovery Park and local businesses are vital for our students to gain necessary industry experience and align our teaching with the skills the industry’s needs. We now have two groups of students working with businesses at Discovery Park, and hopefully many more to come in the future.”
Blair Papworth, the founder of C4C Mobile, said: “Without the support of Discovery Park and organisations like Canterbury Christ Church University we wouldn’t have got to where we are today.
“This is an exciting time for us as we embark on the first of our charity partnerships.
“This project is about supporting great causes and giving opportunities to young people so they build skills and share in our success. We’ve just got started, the best is yet to come.”
Kimberley Anderson, Corporate Relations Manager, Discovery Park, said: “In C4C Mobile we have a company which is not only passionate about raising money for good causes, but is also giving young people a route to future employment success. We’re delighted to support their work and wish them every success.”