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Andrew Simpson Foundation Selected as Official Charity of The Silicon Cup

The Silicon Cup is delighted to announce that they have selected the Andrew Simpson Foundation, a sailing charity set up in memory of Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson as one of their official charities for the 2018 Silicon Cup.

The Silicon Cup is the largest sailing regatta for the IT industry. Since the first event in 2000 it has grown to include more than 450 competitors and continues to attract more companies that join those that have taken part regularly over the years. The 2018 event will take place on the 27-28th September in Cowes on the Isle of Wight.

As the charity moves into its fifth year, the Silicon Cup committee members, were keen to show their support for the Foundation by raising awareness of the amazing work that is currently taking place around the globe, and help to raise funds. This will allow the ASF to continue to increase and inspire participation and improve lives, all in Bart’s name.

The Silicon Cup has raised in excess of £800,000 for its chosen charities since its inception and has a clear target to take this figure to over £1million in the next 2 years. The regatta is supported by major IT companies, including Microsoft, Salesforce, Hammer IT, Coeo, Kimble, Telent, Tech Data and many more.

Commenting on the decision, Shaun Frohlich, Chairman of the Silicon Cup Committee, said:

“The Andrew Simpson Foundation is an organisation doing great work and we’re delighted the Silicon Cup is able to support such a fantastic charity.”

Iain Percy, Founding Trustee of the Andrew Simpson Foundation and Olympic Champion in the Star Class added:

“It’s an honour to be chosen as one of the official charities for the Silicon Cup. This is a huge competition and a great platform for us to showcase the fantastic work that is being carried out by the Foundation across the world.

The funds raised throughout this regatta will be directed towards enabling more disadvantaged young people to experience sailing, and help to increase overall participation in the sport, something Bart was always an ambassador for.”