Genuine Solutions Kingston’s Mobile Mop Up scheme raises £4,000 for charity
Through the recovery and re-love of unwanted mobile devices donated by the residents of Kingston-Upon-Thames, Genuine Solutions were able to raise an impressive £4,000 for the Mayor’s Charitable Trust.
The drive, which took place earlier this year, saw boxes delivered to locations around the borough, along with schools and shops requesting for donations, with residents dropping their phones off.
Hundreds of phones were collected, with some donations still being donated.
Genuine Solutions teamed up with Kingston Council and the Mayor’s Office to ask residents to donate any unwanted mobile devices, these were then securely wiped of any data, re-loved and those in working conditions, redistributed through the Genuine Solutions sales network, extending the lifecycles of these devices.
The proceeds raised from the Mobile Mop Up initiative have gone to the Mayor’s Charitable Trust, with Councillor Margaret Thompson nominating Kingston Centre for Independent Living (KCIL) and youth charity Oxygen as her two causes for her time as Mayor.
““I also want to thank Genuine Solutions for their tireless work and dedication on this project.”
The Mayor of Kingston, Councillor Margaret Thompson, said: “I’m thrilled with the amount raised by the Mobile Mop Up project. Kingston’s residents care about their community and are incredibly generous people. I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has given a handset to the cause – you have raised money for charity and in an environmentally-friendly way and saved plastics, chemicals and metals from heading into landfill.
“I also want to thank Genuine Solutions for their tireless work and dedication on this project.
“We would be really keen to launch a similar drive in the near future, and we will be examining if we can do so in a safe way given the current climate.”
Anna Morsa, Commercial Director of Genuine Solutions, said: “It was an absolute pleasure to support the local charities in our community. The support from the public, schools and business has been truly great and it has been humbling seeing so many people giving to such a great cause in an unprecedented time.
“It has been humbling seeing so many people giving to such a great cause in an unprecedented time.”
“We would also like to take the opportunity to thank the Rangers for the support they gave on the collections of totes. We look forward to supporting the next launch and pushing the bar further upwards in the amounts raised.”
Design a Mobile Art Sculpture
To mark the support given by the Kingston community during Mobile Mop-Up, Genuine Solutions will be using some of the donated phones that are beyond economical repair, to create a sculpture which will be housed in the Guildhall.
Genuine Solutions wants Kingston residents’ help in designing it. They are inviting people of all ages to submit a drawing with their design, with the winning effort will then be made into the artwork.
Entries open on Friday 31 July and will close on Monday 31 August. The drawings will be judged by the Mayor and Genuine Solutions Chief Executive Christian McBride.
To enter, you can post your drawing to Genuine Solutions Group, Solutions House, Unit 1, 223 Hook Rise South, Surbiton, Surrey, KT6 7LD, or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t forget to include your name and age and get creative – the more imaginative the better!
The winner will be announced on Friday 11 September.