BT supports many charities, and we place real value on these relationships.
We’ve been able to help charities meet some of their goals, and in turn they have helped us to innovate, improve our business and expand our skills.
There are too many examples to list here, but below is some of the work we’ve done with our major partners.
BT has supported ChildLine since it began in 1986.
ChildLine is the UK’s free, confidential helpline dedicated to children and young people. Children can contact ChildLine via phone (0800 1111) and online 24 hours a day, to access information, help and advice from trained volunteer counsellors.
BT supports ChildLine through strategic and technical support, fundraising, and with in-kind support.
BT people also dedicate their time as ChildLine volunteer counsellors. Since 2002, BT has raised over £7.5million for ChildLine.
In October 2010 BT announced our new fundraising partnership with Cancer Research UK,
Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading charity dedicated to cancer research. It carries out scientific research to help prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, and has discovered new ways of beating cancer that together have saved hundreds of thousands of lives across the world. Its groundbreaking work, funded almost entirely by the general public, will ensure that millions more people survive.
BT is supporting a number of programmes, including:
The Cancer Information Nurses at Cancer Research UK provide a confidential service for anyone who is concerned about cancer - freephone 0808 800 4040 9am until 5pm Monday to Friday.
Launched in 2008, Cancer Chat is an online discussion forum providing a safe place for people affected by cancer to share experiences and information.
CancerHelp UK is an award-winning website which provides clear and up-to-date cancer information, including a comprehensive glossary of medical and cancer terms, to more than a million people every month
Since October 2010, BT employees have raised £140k for Cancer Research UK.
KITES, the Katha Information Technology E-commerce School in Delhi, is an initiative launched by BT in 2001.
It provides children in Delhi’s poorest communities with high-quality education and access to IT and computer skills. In doing so, it transforms them into skilled and knowledgeable workers able to support their families and play an active role in India’s growing IT industry.
The school is managed by Katha, a Delhi-based non-profit organisation that works in very poor communities, helping children who have dropped out of school or work as child labour.