Call centre pulls out the stops for Children in Need appealNov 21, 2011
The company volunteered to act as an official call centre for the BBC fund-raiser last Friday. Its staff handled calls donating more than £110,000, while colleagues raised a further £8,259.85 from events during the day.
A total 150 VWFS employees were on site throughout the evening, taking more than 3,400 calls from 7pm to 12:30am.
Some heart-warming stories came to light, including the grandmother who donated £10 in honour of each of her grandchildren and £9.49 from a little girl who had organised a sponsored hairbrush at her school.
Lisa Stacey, joint-managing director of
Volkswagen Financial Services, said: “Since it started, the BBC Children in Need appeal has helped raise over £600 million for worthy causes and everyone at Volkswagen Financial Services is delighted to have had the opportunity to help make this year another success story.”
The total of £8,259.85 from VWFS was raised through activities including raffles, bake sales, a dress down day and a competition to guess how many balloons were in five Volkswagen Group vehicles.