News : Newport Call Centre Staff to Volunteer to Support Children in Need Appeal
Newport, Wales, Nov 11, 2015 -- Hundreds of Lloyds Banking Group colleagues at a Newport call centre will dedicate 2,000 hours of support for the BBC Children in Need Appeal on Friday.
They will volunteer their time to answer the calls and process millions of pounds donated by the public late in the BBC’s Appeal Night telethon.
Newport is one of six Lloyds Banking Group call centres around the UK being used to answer calls from those donating this year with 720 telephone lines and over 1,700 volunteers.
Staff will also be holding their own fundraisers, including bake sale, quizzes, raffles, colouring competitions as well as dressing up as their childhood heroes.
The appeal will be launched by Capital FM Radio’s breakfast presenter Polly James. The Newport football team will join colleagues for a penalty shoot-out to help raise extra funds.
Carole Humphrey, Senior Team Manager, Responsible Business Lead said the team has raised over £6,000 so far this year."
"We are really looking forward to building on that support during the Appeal Week and making a difference to the fantastic work being done by the charity in communities including Newport."
BBC’s Children In Need takes place on November 13.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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Published: Friday, November 13, 2015