THE Caravan Club helped to raise more than £21,000 for charity on Friday 18th March 2016, when employees stayed on after work to man the only official BBC Sport Relief call centre in Sussex.
An impressive £21,577 in donations was taken on the phones, while The Caravan Club headquarters raised a further £2,000 through a number of fundraising events which took place throughout the week.
Sports personalities Jamie Baulch, Derek Redmond, Amy Williams and Sophie Bray joined in to support the staff and take part in games throughout the evening.
Nick Lomas, Director General of The Caravan Club, said “We wanted to do something to be a good neighbour and help in the community here in East Grinstead. It was a great opportunity for staff to come together and do some team work on something completely different from their normal day job.
Harvey Alexander, Director of Marketing, agreed. “It’s a great initiative that has come from within The Club. It was our contact centre that suggested we get involved with Sport Relief and we’re delighted to be the only contact centre in Sussex.
“It was a fun-filled evening taking those really important donations for a really good cause. We had more than 100 volunteers manning the phones, so it was a real team effort.”
* Of all the money raised by the public through Sport Relief, 50% is used to make a difference right here in the UK, and 50% goes towards transforming lives across the world’s poorest communities. In the last two year, Sport Relief cash has helped to enable:
- More than 189,000 children to attend school and get an education;
- 16,500 people get the support they need to improve their mental health,
- More than 734,000 children to be given life-saving vaccines, and
- Funding for 23 projects that support people living with dementia
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