News : Call Centre Staff Step Up for Charity
March 7, 2012 -- Staff at a mobile phone company have climbed thousands of steps as part of a fundraising challenge for a children’s charity.
The Step Change event at Everything Everywhere, a contact centre based in Darlington, is part of a company-wide campaign to raise £20,000 for the NSPCC’s ChildLine service.
Working in teams of four, 36 staff at the company climbed virtual 9,333 steps by using steppers set up in the middle of the contact centre.
The Darlington challenge was inspired by a Step Change event held in London last week, where 80 Everything Everywhere staff from around the UK ran up 1,307 steps to the 38th floor of the Gherkin building.
Miranda Barker, team manager at Everything Everywhere, which runs Orange and T-Mobile, said: "I'm stepping up to the challenge with my team - The Darlington Dynamos - to help raise money for this worthy cause. The NSPCC is one of our nominated charities and the money we raise will help protect young people from abuse."
Staff at contact centres in North Tyneside and Sunderland will also take part in the event, along with colleagues based in Greenock, Plymouth and Merthyr Tydfil.
Janet Richardson, NSPCC corporate fundraising manager for North East and Cumbria, said: "Once again employees of Everything Everywhere have risen to the challenge of this event. Their continued support is hugely appreciated and the valuable funds raised will enable us to support some of the most vulnerable children in our community."
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
Published: Thursday, March 08, 2012