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Bakcell organizes charity auction to support children with disabilities (PHOTO)

Azerbaijan Materials 8 May 2013 09:36 (UTC +04:00)
Bakcell, the first mobile operator and the leading mobile internet provider of Azerbaijan, is pleased to announce that the charity auction organized by the Company within the partnership with Manchester United was extremely successful, the company’s press release says on Wednesday.
Bakcell organizes charity auction to support children with disabilities (PHOTO)

Azerbaijan, Baku, May 8 / Trend /

Bakcell, the first mobile operator and the leading mobile internet provider of Azerbaijan, is pleased to announce that the charity auction organized by the Company within the partnership with Manchester United was extremely successful, the company's press release says on Wednesday.

23,000 AZN raised through the auction will be donated to support UNICEF work on promoting rights of children with disabilities.

The auction has been organized on May 3, at the Gala dinner devoted to Baku visit of Manchester United's legendary forward Dwight Yorke.

"Bakcell has an extensive CSR program supporting children in need and young people. We are collaborating with several organizations working with children within both CSR and charity projects. It is a great benefit that one of our biggest partners - Manchester United also supports children and they have long term cooperation with UNICEF. We are pleased to start cooperation with UNICEF within the Bakcell and Manchester United partnership", says Mr. Richard Shearer, Bakcell CEO.

Manchester United has been working with UNICEF since 1999 through the "United for UNICEF" partnership. The club has risen over £2.5 million for UNICEF programs, which has benefited more than 2.2 million children worldwide.

"UNICEF Azerbaijan is very enthusiastic to use these funds to contribute to our work on promoting rights of children with disabilities in Azerbaijan, including transformation of the education system into being fully inclusive where all children can study together regardless any difficulties or impairment they have and changing attitudes towards children with disabilities.

We really appreciate Bakcell's interest in social responsibility projects, and particularly in the issue of disability. It is our hope that our partnership will contribute to the improving of the well-being of children in the country", says Mark Hereward, Representative of UNICEF Azerbaijan.

Manchester United's players' signed jerseys, boots, numbered shirts, biographies, EPL balls, multi-signed Illustrated history of Manchester United as well as Dwight York signed personalized shirt have been put up to the auction.

Bakcell, the first mobile operator and the leading mobile internet provider of Azerbaijan offers a variety of products for modern mobile communications customers. Bakcell provides class leading 3G mobile internet experience in the country under the Sü[email protected] brand name.

As one of the largest national non-oil investors, Bakcell today continues making large investments in the economy of Azerbaijan through its investments in state-of-the-art telecommunication technology and its people who service our customers.

Bakcell's network covers more than 99% of the population and 92% of the land area of the country (excluding occupied territories). Bakcell is a leader in innovation and it focuses on bringing the best of the mobile internet to Azerbaijanis through new partnerships and its Sü[email protected] services. With 257 retail outlets and 7 Customer Service Centers operating 24x7 Bakcell provides the best customer experience to its customers.
For more information about Bakcell products and services, please visit www.bakcell.com or call 555.For press releases please see www.bakcell.com/az/news (or www.bakcell.com/en/news for press releases in English).

If you are not a Bakcell subscriber, but wish to find out about Bakcell and its services, please call 055 000 05 55

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