BT volunteers brace the elements in 90-mile trek for Children in Need
A team of 17 BT employees will be taking on a 90-mile walk across Northern Ireland this Thursday (November 13) to raise funds for the BBC’s annual Children in Need appeal.
The team, based at the BT Contact Centre in Enniskellen, Northern Ireland, plan to complete the mission in under 30 hours. They will be leaving Enniskillen on Thursday morning, and aim to arrive at the BBC Blackstaff studio in Belfast in time to join Pudsey the Bear for the BBC Northern Ireland Telethon Broadcast. Walking through the night, and most likely lashings of wind and rain, they will be braving the elements in a mission to raise £5,000.
BT has supported BBC Children in Need for more than 30 years. Andy Hamill, MyDonate Service Manager, says: “By supporting BBC Children in Need, we are supporting the communities in which we work and live. Over the past year, more than £330,000 of grants have been made available by Children in Need to projects in Fermanagh where the BT Digital Care centre is located.”
Andy adds: “Using MyDonate for our fundraising we can maximise the funds we contribute to this year’s appeal. Friends and family across the globe have donated to our challenge in the knowledge that all the money raised will go to the children that need it as giving by MyDonate is free.”