Whether taking thousands of vital donation calls or fundraising themselves, contact centres play a massive part in the success of Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day campaign.
So, if you’re from one of the wonderful UK contact centres that supported us in the past, thank you! We hope you enjoyed the experience and feel proud that your efforts will change lives here in the UK and across the world.
If you’re wondering whether your company could take part for Red Nose Day 2015, or Sport Relief 2016, just drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be straight back in touch with some info.
Comic Relief holds the Guinness World Record for the most lines connected to one telephone number – 14,368.
Contact Centres who have participated commented,
We thought that it could not top Red Nose Day 2011, but again it was another fantastic event. On the run up to the day we held fundraising cake sales, hair dying & dress down events. Over 200 people volunteered to take donations on behalf of Comic Relief at American Express.
Claire Church, Auto Windscreens’ Contact Centre Manager: “At Auto Windscreens, our contact centre team swapped vehicle glass repair calls for Red Nose Day donations, taking £44,274 for Comic Relief. In total we had 67 volunteers onboard who eagerly took calls from over 1800 members of the public during the course of the evening. We all had an absolutely fantastic time and everyone really made the effort to create a fun-filled atmosphere.
Our staff also raised over £1,000 for the cause by taking part in a grueling rowathon, wearing fancy dress, selling cakes and holding an auction, where items such as signed boots from new F1 driver Max Chilton were up for grabs!”
“It was a real pleasure supporting Comic Relief for the evening. The contact centre was buzzing and everyone was in such high spirits – all dressed in onesies and Red Noses. I would certainly volunteer my services again to take donations for such a worthy cause.” Nicky Hjerpe, Marketing Manager
Additional information can be found at Comic Relief’s Website