Webroot Software Unveils ‘The Webroot Giving Programme’: The Company’s Commitment to Charitable Donations Worldwide

The UK’s ‘Help a London Child’ to become first 2008 recipient of Webroot funds

Bracknell, UK, (PresseBox) - Webroot, a leading provider of security software for the consumer, enterprise and SME markets, today unveils 'The Webroot Giving Programme', the company's commitment to donate to worldwide beneficiaries.

The first UK recipient of funds from 'The Webroot Giving Programme' is Capital 95.8's charity Help a London Child, which provides financial support to grass-root projects for London's less-advantaged and vulnerable children. Webroot has donated £1000 to the charity, chosen by the company's local employees.

Based on three main principles, which are: matching individual employee donations; a quarterly corporate donation and employee Volunteer Day, 'The Webroot Giving Programme' has been set up to provide the company's formal global approach to individual and corporate charitable donations.

'The Webroot Giving Programme' has three forms.

- Webroot will match individual employee donations to any not-for-profit charity or organisation, up to and including £75 per employee per calendar year. With more than 450 employees worldwide, Webroot's potential to raise funds in this manner could result in a total charitable donation of over £33,000 per year.

- As part of the Webroot Corporate Donations programme, the company will donate up to £2500 per quarter to Webroot committee-approved charities who meet the benefit guidelines*.

- Webroot will allow all employees to take a 'Volunteer Day', a paid day's leave from work as a way to support their community. Employees can choose how to volunteer their time. Some may want to help out at their children's school, some may want to volunteer within their church, some may want to assist with maintaining a community centre or delivering meals and some Webroot departments may want to take a day together to do volunteer work as a team building exercise.

The whole idea is to provide employees with support to aid them in their efforts.

Nicholas Banks, Webroot Software Managing Director EMEA, says: 'The Webroot Giving Programme has given us a fantastic opportunity to give something back to the community that we live in. As employees, we are proud to work for a company that has made such a huge commitment to raising funds and donating to such worthy causes as the UK's Help a London Child aimed at the young and the vulnerable.'

About 'The Webroot Giving Programme':

The guidelines to 'The Webroot Giving Programme' are that it will only consider not-for-profit organisations without political or religious affiliation. There will be only one donation to any entity per calendar year. A committee of seven Webroot employees makes the selection for the Webroot Corporate Donations. The committee will be made up of the Vice President of Human Resources, Public Relations and employee volunteers. Each volunteer will serve for one year. There will be monthly meetings to review requests and to make donation decisions and the committee will provide a quarterly activity update to Webroot Executive Staff. The Volunteer Day may be used as one full day or it may be split into two half days, per year.

Notes to Editors: Available photography is of Nick Banks, Managing Director EMEA, Webroot Software presenting a cheque for £1000 made payable to Help a London Child, to Johnny Vaughan, DJ and Breakfast Show Presenter at Capital 95.8. .

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