Northampton communications company, dbfb Ltd have presented the Hospice with a cheque for £500, the first in a series of donations that will total more than £5,000.
Northampton was announced as the UK's latest Gigabit City in September last year, through the partnership of Cityfibre and dbfb, to provide gigabit speed internet services to Northampton businesses up to 100 times faster than the UK’s average. When the partnership was announced, Brian Kingston Chairman and co-founder of dbfb also announced that the Hospice would benefit, by pledging an initial donation of £5,000 to the Cynthia Spencer Hospice for the first 50 connections, and will then donate £50 per business connecting to the new network thereafter.
Brian (pictured) handed the first installment to Fundraising Manager John Helm on a recent visit to dbfb's offices on Moulton Park. John said "This is a wonderful pledge from dbfb. As a charity based in the town, it’s great to see that Northampton is evolving. It is clear that these internet services will be of huge benefit to the town and now to the Hospice too, with every connection made. These funds will help enable Cynthia Spencer to continue to provide specialist support and services to those in need in Northampton”