Date: 14th October 2009
Keysource has teamed up with the WWF UK for La Solidaire du Chocolat, the first transatlantic race ever to combine sport, event and charity. The Horsham-based data centre solutions provider is sponsoring a team competing in the race – made up of Mike West of Keysource and Paul Worswick of Budding Entrepreneur – and has selected WWF UK to receive a donation of €25,000 as its charity partner.
The non-stop two-handed transatlantic race, exclusively for Class 40 yachts, will commence on 18 October this year from Nantes in France with the finish line in the Mexican state of Yucatan. Twenty-eight crews made up of eleven different nationalities have registered to take part in the race, which is structured so that each team is associated with its own charitable organisation, in addition to a French primary school.
Mike West, Managing Director of Keysource commented: “We are delighted that that WWF UK has agreed to become our chosen charity for La Solidaire du Chocolat. We wanted to team up with a locally-based charity that shares our environmental aims of reducing the carbon footprint of UK businesses and promoting responsible technological best practice.”
Patrick Laine, Director of Corporate Partnerships at WWF UK said: “A recent studied estimated that global green house gas emissions could be reduced by 15% through smart application of IT technology. WWF is delighted to cooperate with Keysource in leading transformational change in this critical sector.”
The full details of Mike’s and Paul’s adventure can be read at the Solidaire chocolat blog