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Ntegra employees embrace Christmas spirit to help children in Swindon

Employees at Swindon technology company Ntegra have joined forces with teachers Sean Harper and Mike Jones to wrap up 300 presents for children who might otherwise go without a gift this Christmas.
Sean and Mike run Just For Fun holiday clubs, which support children, many from low-income families, during school holidays with fun activities that are often sport-related.

The pair, who also work full-time as teachers, decided to ensure that every child had a gift to open when they attend the holiday club later this month.

Sean said: “We were very aware that for some of the children who visit our holiday clubs, their Christmas might not involve many presents so this was our small way of giving back and saying thank you to them.

“However, the time it would take to wrap hundreds of presents was very daunting! We can’t thank the Ntegra team enough for stepping up to support us.”

When the team at Ntegra – which has an office in the Carriage Works in Swindon – heard about the wrapping task they offered their support. The team gathered after work to help Sean and Mike.

Katie Boot, marketing executive, said: “When I saw the piles of gifts I did think it was going to take a long time. However, once we all got going it was actually quite easy. We got the whole job done in less than two hours.

“Being able to give back in this way, particularly to children in our community is important to us and we really enjoyed the experience.”

Ntegra has been part of the Swindon business community for 18 years. Created in 2003 by freelance IT consultants Andy Jefferies and Bill Hart, the company has gone on to work with brands including Vodafone, Waitrose and WPP.

The team is now more than 40 strong in Swindon itself with specialist IT associates worldwide.

Pictured: Ntegra volunteers with Just For Fun holiday club founders Sean Harper and Mike Jones 

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