Softcat to man the phones on Red Nose Day for Comic Relief
Softcat is getting into the spirit of Comic Relief this year – along with a staging a company-wide ‘Do Something Funny for Money’ 80s fancy-dress day and holding a company raffle, 40 of the VAR’s staff, vendor partners, family and friends will be volunteering to receive donations on the night.
Charles Harman and Michael Walker, Softcat’s chief charity representatives, are thrilled to have secured Softcat as one of the call centres: “We’re always fundraising as a company – we just can’t get enough of it! It’s good to do something new – and it’s a privilege to support Comic Relief, especially on its 25th anniversary.”
Adds Softcat’s chairman, Martin Hellawell: “Charitable work is deeply infused into our work culture, so we’re absolutely thrilled to have been selected to host a call centre for Red Nose Day. Every year our employees nominate a charity they’d like to fundraise for, and we host a May Ball to generate donations. Red Nose Day is one of our largest charity efforts and we also raised almost £17,000 for Sport Relief last year, so we’re aiming to raise as much money as possible for Comic Relief. We’re aiming to top that this year.”
It’s 25 years since Red Nose Day first burst onto TV screens and into the nation’s heart and thanks to the generosity of the great British public, millions of pounds has been raised to change the lives of people in the UK and across Africa.
As one of the UK’s biggest fundraising events, Red Nose Day (Friday March 15) brings the entire nation together to Do Something Funny For Money. The money raised by the public helps people living unimaginably tough lives, both at home in the UK and Africa. For more information check out www.rednoseday.com