Sonect Sponsors Fegg Hayes Futures

Stoke North MP Jonathan Gullis to Present the Cheque on Friday 23 April at 1.30PM.

To coincide with the launch of their innovative Cash Access App in Burslem and Tunstall, Sonect is delighted to confirm that they have agreed a sponsorship arrangement with Fegg Hayes Futures, who run the Hub@ST6.

Ron Delnevo, UK Director Sonect, noted “Sonect want to make telling contribution to the different communities within the Burslem & Tunstall area in every respect. Our App does this in a very special way, providing residents with the UK’s first “Click & Collect” Cash Service, giving customers a guarantee that they can collect the cash they need free of charge, when and where they want it, at the local Sonect Retail Partner of their choice.

Ron continued “But we want to do even more, so we asked local people which community project would benefit from some support. The name Fegg Hayes Futures came up a number of times, so we made contact and I am delighted to say agreement has been reached for an initially small sponsorship scheme.”

Helen Snashall, Community Development Managerof Fegg Hayes Futures was both surprised and thrilled to hear from Sonect “This is the first such sponsorship arrangement that we have agreed. It is good to see a company wanting to do something extra for the local community. The money will help us with a number of projects, including safely restarting our parent and toddler group and putting on activities for families during the school holidays.”

The presentation of an initial cheque for £500 will be made by North Stoke MP Jonathan Gullis, who has been an enthusiastic promoter of improving access to cash in his constituency.

Jonathan Gullis commented “For the past year I have been working hard alongside stakeholders in the community to push for better free access to cash, as part of the UK Finance Community Access to Cash Pilots Initiative. I was delighted to work with Sonect and support their work in the constituency. The work they have done for organizations such as Fegg Hayes Futures Is fantastic, and I am delighted this amazing group of people, which provide key support int he community, are being sponsored.”

The presentation to Fegg Hayes Futures will take place at 1.30PM on Friday 23 April at Sonect’s Retail Partner One Stop Smallthorne. The shop is located at 36 -38 Community Drive, Smallthorne, ST6 1RU.

Sonect launched in Burslem and Tunstall on 19 April 2021. An initial ten Retail Partners have been appointed, with more to follow.

To mark the launch, Sonect is giving the first 500 residents in ST6 who fully onboard with the App a credit of £10.

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About Sonect
Sonect, a Zurich-based Fintech start-up, was founded in 2016. Sonect provides an international platform that makes financial services easily accessible. The Sonect App enables cash withdrawals directly at any Retail Partner. With Sonect, every store till can become an ATM and cash withdrawals become simpler, faster and more cost-effective. With over 2300 shops providing the Sonect service, Sonect already has the largest cash-access network in Switzerland and is in the midst of a significant expansion programme, including in Italy and the UK.For more information visit www.sonect.net

About the Community Access to Cash Pilots: The Community Access to Cash Pilots (CACP) initiative is working with a number of communities across the UK to trial and test scalable solutions to help keep cash sustainable. The initiative is supported by the banking and finance industry which will provide resources in the form of financing and local staff who understand what is possible, linked to a central team who have the influence to make things happen. The pilot programme is also supported by a wide range of consumer groups and charities, who will also bring their expertise to support the work. The pilots will start in April 2021 and run until the end of September 2021. Pilot communities have been selected by an independent board, chaired by Natalie Ceeney CBE, who led the Access to Cash Review, and supported by a mix of industry, small business and customer representatives. For more information visit https://communityaccesstocashpilots.org/

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