Monday 24 March, 2014
Seventy-five people volunteered at Auto Windscreens' contact centre in Chesterfield to give up their Friday night last week (21st March) to take donation calls for Sport Relief 2014 - one of the UK's biggest fundraising events.
Staff and their friends and family, many wearing sporty fancy dress, helped take calls from 7pm to midnight from members of the public wanting to pledge funds for the cause.
The call centre team also held a Sport Relief pentathlon championship throughout the week, all in the name of charity. This saw 16 in-house teams go head-to-head in a series of office-related challenges including paper plane javelin, plastic dart gun shooting, discus hoopla, waste paper archery and a chair marathon. On Friday they were even cheered on by Chesterfield Football Club's mascot, Chester the Field Mouse.
"We had an absolutely fantastic time taking calls and competing in our pentathlon," said Diane O'Brien, who heads up Auto Windscreens' contact centre. "Everyone really got into the Sport Relief mood and the atmosphere was great as we took donation call after donation call."
Sport Relief brings the entire nation together to get active, raise cash and change lives. In 2012 over 100 call centres, including Auto Windscreens, supported Sport Relief by helping to raise cash to give extremely vulnerable and disadvantaged people in the UK and throughout the world a helping hand to turn their lives around.