Digital telecoms giant O2 has been giving back to St Helens following the
borough’s warm welcome of the team during the launch of the ambitious
Digital Communities programme, in partnership with St Helens Council.
Around 160 of O2’s Small to Medium Businesses team joined up with the
council’s Ranger Service, Library Services and schools earlier this week to show their appreciation as part of the O2 Think Big initiative.
Their work in the community began in blustery conditions, working with the
Rangers and the St Helens Angling Association to tidy up Carr Mill Dam on an organised litter pick. Litter that enters the waterway at the dam
eventually filters down the Black Brook and into Sankey Valley Country
Park, spoiling areas of natural beauty across the borough.
Some of the team helped out the borough’s older people at Central Library,
getting them up to speed with digital technology – opening them up to a
world of communication, information and consumer opportunities.
At Sutton Academy, Rainhill High School and St Helens College, the O2 team delivered seminars on digital careers and assisted with students’ CVs, encouraging them to harness their talents and passions to lead projects and campaigns in their local communities – the goal of Think Big.
To find out what’s happening as part of O2’s Digital Communities programme and to get involved, go to connect.o2.co.uk/HelloStHelens or visit the Digital Hub in the Hardshaw Centre, St Helens.