28 May 1998
Siemens Nixdorf Raises £10,000 For The Make-A-Wish Foundation
150 members of staff walk Pen Y Fan mountain for charity...
Siemens Nixdorf Enterprise & Personal Computing (EPC)
Division today announced a total of more than £10,000 raised
last week in aid of the children's charity Make-A-Wish
Foundation UK, from a fundraising mountain walk in Wales.
150 employees of Siemens Nixdorf raised sponsorship money by
scaling Pen Y Fan in the Brecon Beacons, the highest peak in
South Wales. The amount raised on the walk brings the grand
total to £12,500 raised so far this year.
On returning from the summit, Andrew Gardner, managing
director of Siemens Nixdorf (EPC) presented Norman Denham,
chief executive for Make-A-Wish Foundation with a cheque for
£10,000. Andrew Gardner also presented a Siemens Nixdorf
SCENIC Mobile notebook personal computer to the Bridgend
Mountain Rescue Team to thank them for their assistance on
Andrew Gardner commented: "The Charity walk up Pen Y Fan was
a tremendous success. With hard work and team effort we
reached the summit and felt a great sense of achievement. It
was worthwhile because we raised more than £10,000 for our
chosen charity of the year, Make-a-Wish Foundation. I think
a few walkers were a little surprised to find 150 people at
the top of Pen Y Fan. The day also generated a great team
spirit and with the company growing so fast, it gave new and
old employees a chance to get to know each other."
Commenting on the Siemens Nixdorf donation, Norman Denham
chief executive of Make-A-Wish Foundation said: " We are
absolutely thrilled at the success of the event and very
impressed at the efforts of so many kind hearted people who
together have raised over £10,000. The mountain walk has
quite literally helped Make-A-Wish to raise its profile!"
Notes to Editors
Siemens Nixdorf Enterprise & Personal Computing Division
Siemens Nixdorf is the leading European supplier of
information technology with an annual turnover of DM15.4
billion. The company supplies market-leading products,
solutions and services that provide competitive advantage
for its expanding customer base.
Formed in September 1997, Siemens Nixdorf's Enterprise and
Personal Computing (EPC) Division offers the widest possible
range of products from a single supplier, ranging from
consumer PCs through mobile and desktop PCs and servers to
massively parallel UNIX servers.
Siemens Nixdorf's User Centred Computing approach focuses on
individual end-user needs rather than short-term technology
issues, and has helped the company to achieve particular
success in the retail, finance, government, communications,
healthcare and manufacturing sectors.
Working with partners, Siemens Nixdorf EPC solutions are
implemented without compromise. This is achieved by
harnessing the strength of the Siemens organisation to
consistently provide the widest range of high-quality,
innovative technologies backed by unparalleled service and
Additional information about Siemens Nixdorf Enterprise and
Personal Computing Division is available on the Internet at
Make-A-Wish Foundation UK Make-A-Wish Foundation UK was
formed in 1986. Its aim is to turn the wishes of children
aged between 3 and 18, suffering from life-threatening
illnesses, into reality. For further information contact:
Sue Tiplady Tel: 01276 24127
Visit the Siemens Nixdorf UK Virtual Press Office at:
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