Switchboard service providers ComXo are celebrating their 30th birthday by setting up a new charity fund.

They launched the fund last week by welcoming locally based charities to their office in Horton Road, Datchet to meet employees.

Guests included Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire, James Puxley and his Deputy Chris Dodson, who is also chairman of trustees of Berkshire Community Foundation the county’s leading charitable grant-maker which will manage the new fund with ComXo..

Andrew Try, chief executive of ComXo, said: "With the success of the business, we have been able to support many local groups and organizations, who also live and work around us. We have had long partnerships with The Windsor Festival and the Royal Windsor Rose and Horticultural Society and more recently our support of Young Actors of Windsor Theatre.

Jim Fyfe, philanthropy director at Berkshire Community Foundation said: “This much needed fund will help support projects in the immediate area of Datchet and the Borough of Windsor and Maindenhead where Comxo are based and we are looking forward to supporting as many as we

can over the coming year.”

During the ceremony a cake was cut that spilled out coins to illustrate the ambition of the staff to raise funds for their community.

The ComXo Charity Fund will award grants to successful applicants once a year in February 2020.

The occasion was also used to formally open ComXo’s new Switchboard workspace.