At a special event to celebrate Vodafone achieving its target of providing connectivity to a million people in need, TV presenter and Vodafone everyone.connected ambassador Emma Willis joined celebrity photographer Rankin and Vodafone top brass to help raise awareness of the digital divide.
Vodafone partnered with world-renowned photographer Rankin to commission a series of images that depict the many faces of digital exclusion in the UK.
Enlarged versions of these ‘Faces of Disconnection’ photos were displayed at the London-based event, hosted by Emma Willis. There were speeches from Ahmed Essam, Vodafone’s UK CEO; Nicki Lyons, Vodafone’s UK Director of Corporate Affairs & Sustainability; and Helen Milner, Group CEO of Good Things Foundation.
Celebrity guests included Owen Warner and Seann Walsh, freshly released from the ‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here’ jungle, whose experience had given them a brief taste of what living without connectivity might be like.