Webhelp UK, one of the country’s leading business process outsourcers (BPO), has donated a total of £1,000 to the National Autistic Society and Little Princess Trust, as thank you to one of its colleagues for an outstanding year of fundraising.
Chris Stead, customer experience advisor at Webhelp’s Dearne Valley site, was recognised by the business for his commitment and contribution to both charities throughout the year.
He raised a total of £700 for his two chosen causes by undertaking a number of fundraising events including a sponsored haircut which saw him lose his long locks.
To boost the amount Chris raised, Webhelp has donated £500 to go towards supporting the work of the National Autistic Society, a leading UK charity for autistic people and their families, and a further £500 to help The Little Princess Trust provide real hair wigs to children across the UK who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment.
On hearing Webhelp would make a further donation to both charities, Chris said:
“I’m over the moon that we can make yet another donation to the National Autistic Society and Little Princess Trust. Both charities provide such a valuable service to people in my local community and across the country. I’m just glad to be able to do my bit.
“It’s a real honour to be recognised for my charity work by my own employer. Everyone at Webhelp has been so supportive and helped me reach my targets at every stage.”
Webhelp UK is keen to encourage everyone across its UK sites to get involved with national and local charity initiatives and support causes close to their hearts.
Each year, the business rolls out the red carpet to celebrate the considerable achievements of its customer experience professionals, recognising those who’ve dedicated time to charities through the ‘Making a Difference Award’.
Chris was announced as a runner-up at the most recent ceremony with cheques being presented to both the National Autistic Society and Little Princess Trust.
David Turner, CEO at Webhelp UK, further acknowledged Chris’ hard work and dedication. He said:
“Chris’ commitment to both charities has been really inspiring. We’re so proud to have so many people within the business that selflessly spend their time planning and carrying out a number of fundraising activities.
We really value the work of our people and whole-heartedly support them.”