Local MSP Stuart McMillan has praised EE after the phone company have generously allowed the MSP free mobile phone data as he undertakes his cross-country ‘Pipeathon’ in aid of charity next week.
Stuart is kicking off his football-themed ‘Pipeathon’ initiative for charity at Cappielow Park on Monday 17th July in a bid to pipe at every professional football ground in Scotland over the course of 5 days this July to raise money for a number of charities.
All donations raised will be divided equally for three charities – Cash for Kids, Clydeside Action on Asbestos and the Andy Adams Fund; an Inverclyde firefighter whose life has been irrevocably changed due to an incident he was involved in whilst on duty.
EE Greenock learned about Stuart’s charity venture after it was announced in June – and contacted the MSP to find out in what ways they could contribute.
EE Senior Network Support Manager Jakki Livingstone said:
“We’re delighted to be able to support Stuart in this fantastic challenge – staying connected to social media on this amazing journey is the best way to raise awareness for these great causes. We look forward to following him on his travels.”
Commenting, Stuart said that he was delighted that EE had got in touch to help out, and hoped that others may follow suit in getting involved:
“I am delighted that EE are willing and able to contribute to the ‘Pipeathon’. As well as travelling to each ground across the country and piping around the park, I also intend to provide a live-feed of proceedings where possible, as well as keep people updated via social media on the move. This will undoubtedly require a lot of mobile data.
“When EE learned about the Pipeathon they were willing to help out from the get-go. That there is a distinctive digital element to the charity venture, it made sense to EE to generously offer their services in that respect.
“I want to thank the EE team for doing their bit in taking part in this initiative, and I would like to encourage other organisations and the wider public to please get in touch with my office to see how they can also contribute.”