Last Friday Jubilee Sailing Trust (JST) welcomed Next Communications on board tall ship Lord Nelson, where they presented Andy Spark, Ship Operations Manager of JST, with a cheque for over £1000 which has been used to offset the cost of mobile communications within the charity.
The two Southampton based organisations recently joined forces when JST appointed Next to handle all of its mobile communication needs. The charity depends on having reliable communication channels to enable efficient contact between the charity and its two tall ships, Lord Nelson and Tenacious.
Mark Finlayson, Managing Director of Next, said: “JST is a unique organisation. It operates the only two tall ships in the world that have been designed and built to enable people of all physical abilities to sail side-by-side as equals. The work that it does is life changing and life enhancing; no-one could fail to be impressed by its professionalism and dedication in overcoming prejudice and misconceptions about disability. All of us at Next Communications are very proud to be associated with such an outstanding organisation.”
Andy Spark describes: "We would like to offer our sincere thanks to Mark and his team at Next Communications for their very generous support. With an annual fundraising target of over £1.4 million, donations like this are vital to our ongoing operational activities."