11 November 2014
Be A Hero for BBC Children in Need
BT is once again gearing up to support the annual BBC Children in Need campaign – culminating in an action-packed night of entertainment on Friday 14 November.
As an official supporter of BBC Children in Need, BT will be on hand to make sure everything runs smoothly on the night – alongside presenters Sir Terry Wogan, Tess Daly, Fearne Cotton, Nick Grimshaw and new host Rochelle Humes. A variety of stars from the world of showbiz will be out in force on the night to help raise money for disadvantaged children across the UK.
BT is providing volunteers and its MyDonate fundraising technology to run appeal across four contact centres in Glasgow, Warrington, Lincoln, Newcastle - plus at London’s iconic BT Tower.
As well as providing the technology to run the appeal and the volunteers to take calls from the public, BT employees up and down the country are getting involved in the #BeAHero fundraising initiatives. One team based at the BT contact centre in Enniskillen are taking on a gruelling challenge, setting off from Enniskillen on Thursday 13 November on a 90 mile trek to Belfast, which they hope to complete in less than 30 hours.
With more than 30 years’ experience in supporting BBC Children in Need, this latest BT fundraising effort has already attracted significant sponsorship and support locally, as well as the BT engineering colleagues who will be providing the support vehicles and drivers vital for the trip.
Anita Maguire, duty manager and team leader, BT said: “We have a fantastic team of committed people in Enniskillen who never refuse an opportunity to fundraise for worthy causes. We have all been training very hard over the past number of weeks and months in preparation for the walk in support of Children in Need and thanks to all the support we have received we are ready to go.”
Check out the Be a Hero hub on the BBC Children in Need website for fundraising inspiration