THE SUPPORTING STORIES CAMPAIGN RAISES MORE THAN CZK 1.3 MILLION

A total of CZK 1,335,394 will be distributed to support 30 stories
More than 500 employees got involved in the fifth edition of the internal fundraising campaign
T-Mobile matched the amount donated by its employees

For the fifth time, T-Mobile and its employees supported individuals and families that are facing a difficult life situation by means of the Supporting Stories (Pomáhejme příběhům) fundraising campaign. Employees themselves nominate their loved ones or friends, who are in need most often due to illness or an unfortunate event, for inclusion in the project. This year’s edition will support 30 stories with the total amount of CZK 1,335,394.

“In the five years of its existence, the fundraising campaign has become an integral part of our social responsibility activities. In the pre-Christmas period, it creates a wave of solidarity at the company and we are happy that our employees are not indifferent to what is happening around them. It is great to see the ever growing number of people who are getting involved in philanthropic projects, not only in financial terms but also by means of volunteer work,” says Martina Kemrová, Senior Corporate Communication Manager at T-Mobile.

The company’s employees have a possibility to publish a story of a person whom they want to help in a special fundraising application. It can be a family member, friend, acquaintance or neighbour. Together with the registration, they donate the first CZK 1,000 and ask colleagues for additional contributions. T-Mobile then matches the amount donated by its employees.

The funds raised through the Supporting Stories campaign are most often intended for seriously ill children. However, this year the donations will also help several adults who are returning to normal life after a serious injury and a mother of three small boys who have tragically lost their father. The contributions will be used to pay for rehabilitation treatments, home modifications, specialist assistance and medical aids. More than 500 employees got involved in the campaign and raised half of the target amount among themselves. The amount thus contributed was then matched by T-Mobile.

More information about T-Mobile’s social responsibility activities can be found here.


 
About the Company

T-Mobile Czech Republic, a member of the international telecommunications group Deutsche Telekom, is with its more than 6.2 million customers the number-one operator in the Czech market. T-Mobile is an integrated operator: in addition to converged telecommunications services, it offers TV and comprehensive ICT solutions. It provides outstanding services in the high-speed network, which was proved repeatedly by benchmark testing performed by umlaut (former P3) with Best-in-Test seal.

T-Mobile Czech Republic places emphasis on taking a responsible approach to the environment and society. It adheres to fair business practices, helps beneficial applications and services to see the light of day, supports non-profit organizations, small businesses and individuals, and lends a helping hand whenever crisis situations arise. The company’s employees serve as volunteers in many places across the entire Czech Republic.

More information about the company is available at www.t-mobile.cz, www.t-press.cz (the portal for journalists), www.t-mobile.cz/pomahame (information on the company’s CSR activities) and www.rozjezdy.cz (T-Mobile Takeoffs of the Year – a program to support small businesses).

Contact details of the press unit: press@t-press.cz.