Stonehouse-based firm Eurolink Connect support Operation Shoebox

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2014 commemorates the fifteenth anniversary of Stonehouse-firm Eurolink Connect. As part of its anniversary initiatives Eurolink have joined forces with the voluntary charity organisation Operation Shoebox to supply goods and home comforts to 15 members of a British troop currently serving in Afghanistan.

Director Claire Maddox said “when we heard about Operation Shoebox we thought it was a wonderful charity to get involved with. Several of our staff has worked either in or with the forces, so it seemed a natural fit. We understand that our boys and girls on the front line miss their home comforts, so for a bit of fun and warmth the company are sending out 15 onesie’s and a goodie bag to each of the soldiers containing some treats, sweets and a £10 phone card. As a company that works in telecommunications, what better gift could we give, than putting them in contact with their loved ones this Valentine’s Day?”

On behalf of Operation Shoebox, Regional Voluntary Coordinator Rebecca Leppard said “we are incredibly grateful to Eurolink Connect for this generous donation. Soldiers serving overseas can often feel very cut off from home. Receiving such a kind and generous gift will really boost morale, and I am sure the onesie’s will go down a storm! I can’t wait to see the picture from Camp Bastian”.

Recent messages received from 5 Rifles, based in Afghanistan: “I just wanted to send you a note to say thanks for the packages you’ve sent. It’s so nice to know that people back home are thinking of us. And it’s great to get toiletries and snacks. You wouldn’t believe how excited men can get over some shower gel and a flap jack!”

About Operation Shoebox:
Operation Shoebox came about in 2005 when founder Ian Whiteway was asked to collect a few parcels for British Troops serving in Afghanistan through RAF Lyneham. The parcels included things like sweets, jam, marmite, pot noodles, soup sachets, shower gel and a card with a personal message on it. It wasn’t about agreeing or disagreeing with war he simply just wanted to send the brave soldiers (often a stranger), a parcel and message of support. That ethos applies today. Since 2005 Operation Shoebox has over 40 voluntary Regional Co-ordinators across England, Wales, Scotland & Northern Ireland. These Co-ordinators are security checked and are responsible for sending out parcels to assigned troops in Afghanistan. In the past 6 years, well over 55,000 shoeboxes have been sent.

Operation Shoebox provides support to our serving troops throughout their tour and not just at Christmas and will be sending out regular dispatches up until the end of June. With the scheduled withdrawal of troops this year, the charity are working together with the MOD to ensure that they can provide the correct support for serving UK troops and their families in the future.

About Eurolink Connect Ltd:

Eurolink Connect Ltd is a complete connectivity and telecommunications provider; established in 1999 in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire. The business has been built by providing a service which is second to none; driven by a formidable workforce who believes in the power of working with real people and understanding their customers’ needs.

As a top communications provider Eurolink deliver cost effective services including hosted IT solutions & support, mobiles & mobile broadband, broadband connectivity, telephone lines & calls, telephone systems, inbound services, network services and SIP Trunking.

Working with reputable suppliers in their industry, the team is continually monitoring and engaging with industry groups to guarantee they are involved in continuous development to pass this knowledge onto their customers, along with the latest technology available. Eurolink excel in providing exceptional service, as they ensure fully managed support to their customers at any given time as a total end to end solution provider available and accountable 24/7. The team’s passion and ethos is to ensure their customers work with real people based in the UK; they are professional, knowledgeable and deliver excellent levels of customer care.

Source: apt marketing & pr

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