Premier League pledges USD 100K

Just one week after the launch of the Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation to provide relief to Caribbean countries devastated by recent hurricanes, major local, regional and international partners are joining the call for support, the foundation said.

One of the first to respond was the Premier League with a donation of USD 100,000.
According to John Reid, CEO of Cable & Wireless Communications (C&W), the response by the company´s partners has been no less than emphatic.

The Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation was established by C&W, a Liberty Global company, as an immediate response to the devastation left by recent hurricanes across the Caribbean. The Foundation will initially serve as a fundraising hub, disbursing monies raised to recognized local, regional and international charitable agencies to execute projects in affected territories.

C&W recently announced ShelterBox and Rotary International as the first two organizations to receive grants under the newly established Foundation with the purpose of providing immediate relief support and then longer term rebuilding and recovery activities.

C&W is a full-service communications and entertainment provider and delivers market-leading video, broadband, telephony and mobile services to consumers in 18 countries. Through its business division, C&W provides data center hosting, domestic and international managed network services, and customized IT service solutions, utilizing cloud technology to serve business and government customers.

Liberty Global is the world´s largest international TV and broadband company, with operations in more than 30 countries across Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Premier League is home to some of the most competitive and compelling football in the world. The League and its clubs use the power and popularity of the competition to inspire fans, communities, and partners in the UK and across the world. The Premier League brings people together from all backgrounds. It is a competition for everyone, everywhere and is available to watch in 1 billion homes in 189 countries.