15/03/07 - CIS Supports Comic Relief
Co-operative Financial Services will again be supporting this year's Comic Relief Red Nose Day on Friday 16 th March 2007.
Staff at Co-operative Insurance (CIS) have volunteered to give their time for free to handle phone calls from people wanting to make pledges throughout the BBC One Comic Relief programme. The call centre at the CIS Tower in Miller Street, Manchester, alongside other centres in the area*, will be transformed into a hub of activity as staff prepare to answer calls for the duration of the marathon fundraising night, which is the biggest TV fundraising event in the UK calendar. Dick Parkhouse, Change Management Director at CIS has also volunteered to step in and answer the phones.
Since its launch in 1985, Comic Relief has raised over £425 million to help poor and disadvantaged people in the UK and Africa turn their lives around.**
Ann-Marie Stagg, Head of Insurance Services, comments “We are delighted to be involved in supporting Comic Relief again this year. In previous years we have helped to raise thousand of pounds for Comic Relief and hope that we can be just as successful in our fundraising efforts this year.”
As well as answering calls, staff will also be raising money through various fundraising initiatives taking place throughout Friday including a lunchtime karaoke event.
Notes to Editors:
ISDN facilities are available for broadcast media interviews
* other centres involved include BUPA, First Choice, RAC, Think Money, Royal Mail and Virgin Media
**source Comic Relief Press Office
15 March 2007
For further information contact:
Co-operative Financial Services Press Office
Tel: 0161 827 5626