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Biking Palace-to-Palace for UK’s Youth

10 Nov 2015 | John Vladimir Slamecka

Tagged: Volunteering and Mentoring, Possibilities,

For the past 10 years, AT&T has supported The Prince of Wales Foundation and The Prince’s Trust – an organization that provides funding and helps disadvantaged young people to get their lives on track.

Since 2005, AT&T has contributed $575,000 to The Prince of Wales Foundation and The Prince’s Trust, which has gone to support more than 200 young people.

In September, I joined other AT&T Team members and rode 45 miles from Buckingham Palace to Windsor Castle in The Prince’s Trust annual Palace-to-Palace Bike Ride. The AT&T Team raised a record £3,543 thanks to donations and pledges of support from colleagues and friends.

To date, the Palace-to-Palace event has raised more than £1 million for The Prince’s Trust. It is a fantastic cause and I’m proud that the AT&T team – both riders and otherwise – have been able to commit time, effort and money towards such a worthy cause.

Youth unemployment is a continuing social and economic challenge in the UK and across the globe. Since 2005, AT&T has contributed $575,000 to The Prince of Wales Foundation and The Prince’s Trust, which has gone to support more than 200 young people. Last year, AT&T’s contribution to the Prince of Wales Foundation supported 28 young people; 23 on the Enterprise programme and 5 of the most disadvantaged on the Fairbridge programme.

Our employees are committed to ensuring a sustainable future for Europe and we’re proud to be celebrating 10 years of working with The Prince’s Trust to support youth in the UK.

This post originally appeared on AT&T's Global Public Policy Blog

About the Author

John Vladimir Slamecka

Regional Vice President, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, AT&T

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John Vladimir Slamecka was appointed as Regional Vice President for the EMEA Region on March 1st 2015. John began his career with AT&T in 1986 and served in various strategic and executive leadership roles in Marketing, Asset Protection, Sales, Product and Finance in Europe and Latin America. He is an experienced global leader with an extensive background of successfully managing global teams.

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