Telecoms solution provider, Unite Telecoms, is providing budding entrepreneurs the opportunity to win business support in its upcoming Dragons’ Den event, all while raising money for bereaved Armed Forces children’s charity, Scotty’s Little Soldiers.
Taking place on 23 January 2021 at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, Unite Telecoms does Dragons’ Den will include a gala dinner and charity auction, to help raise funds for Scotty’s Little Soldiers, a national charity which supports children who have lost a parent who have served in the Armed Forces.
Based in Fareham, Hampshire, Unite Telecoms chose Scotty’s as the charity to benefit from its auction due to its strong military ties. Tim Duncombe, director and co-founder of Unite Telecoms said:
“As a business based in Hampshire, we have strong ties to the military, and it only felt natural that we wanted to support Scotty’s Little Soldiers to help children who have lost a parent who served.
“Being ex-military myself, I have the greatest appreciation for the support Scotty’s provides to families, and with our Unite Telecoms does Dragons’ Den charity auction, we hope to reach and surpass our target of £1,000, to help raise much-needed funds for the charity, particularly during these uncertain times.”
In addition to the charity auction, Unite Telecoms does Dragons’ Den will provide the opportunity for entrepreneurs to present their business plans and ideas in front of a professional panel of judges, with the winner of the event receiving everything needed to help their business succeed, including 12 months free telecoms system, 6 months free rent, 12 months free accountancy and much more.
Tim Duncombe discussed:
“Unite Telecoms started as a two-man business idea around two years ago. From a humble start up to a strong SME in such a short amount of time, we know first-hand the challenges faced by entrepreneurs. With this event we hope to support new business ideas using our experiences and contacts to boost the local economy and give back to the community with our charity auction for Scotty’s Little Soldiers.”
Scotty’s Little Soldiers was founded by war widow Nikki Scott in 2010 after her husband, Corporal Lee Scott was killed in Afghanistan the previous year, leaving behind two young children.
The charity does lots of things to support its members, including providing access to the very best health and wellbeing care, offering educational support, and delivering outstanding development opportunities through a range of activity and educational grants. Scotty’s also helps put smiles back on those brave faces by providing respite breaks, posting the children birthday and Christmas presents and remembering the anniversary of their parent’s death, as well as arranging events where bereaved Forces children from all over the UK come together to have a great time and form friendships with kids in the same situation.
In recent months, the charity has had to adapt to the current climate and has been using modern technology to arrange exciting virtual events and activities to engage with its members, ensuring them that in uncertain times such as these they are not alone. They’ve also been providing a high volume of wellbeing support to families who are suffering from enhanced anxiety and other problems due to the current health crisis.
“We cannot thank the team at Unite Telecoms enough for choosing Scotty’s as their charity of choice for the upcoming charity auction. As a small charity ourselves, we understand the difficulties of running a business in this current climate, and so it’s very exciting to see Unite Telecoms helping to support budding entrepreneurs. We wish everyone at Unite Telecoms and the applicants of Unite Telecoms does Dragons’ Den the best of luck for the event.”