On Friday 21st March, Sport Relief hosted a star studded evening on BBC One live from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park rounding of a week off sport challenges. Throughout the show viewers were encouraged to call donation hotlines and having been named an official call centre for the charity Unicom’s call centre staff took some of the calls.
Around 100 staff from across the business, including senior management, technicians and customer service staff gave up their personal time to take thousands of donation calls, helping the charity to raise well over a staggering £51 million!
As well as taking donation calls on the night Unicom raised a total of £1817.16 through a range of events organised by its Graduate Managers. There was a pub quiz and disco, a FIFA tournament, British Bake Off style cake sale, Man vs Food challenge and a sports quiz. The company agreed to match all donations raised.
Chris Earle, CEO of Unicom said, “I was delighted when Unicom was selected as an official call centre for Sport Relief 2014. The night was a great success and allowed us to utilise the skill sets of our excellent call centre teams. Without them, the other members of staff and their friends and family who gave their time on the night it wouldn’t have been possible. I’d like to say a big thank you to them all.”
Sport Relief brings the nation together encouraging us to run, swim or cycle to raise money to help people living unimaginably tough lives, both at home in the UK and Africa. For further information visit www.sportrelief.com.