We volunteered to take calls for Comic Relief

On Friday 24 March, over 120 Domestic & General employees volunteered their time to take donation calls from the public for Comic Relief.

The Nottingham call centre was selected as one of 11 call centres across the country to take part and employees from across our UK sites signed up to get involved in this infamous event.

Domestic & General employees outside the Nottingham office - volunteering for Comic Relief Red Nose Day

Red Nose Day Comic Relief charity Nottingham rugby

Special guests

Volunteers were joined by players from Nottingham Rugby Club and Marcellus Baz , who founded Switch Up in St Ann’s and was the winner of the BBC’s Sports Personality 2016 Unsung Hero Award. Marcellus tried out some sparring with some of our volunteers to keep the energy high.

Kirsty Peasley, Domestic & General head of communications and volunteer, said: “We had an absolutely fantastic night and I am so humbled by the number of people wanting to get involved. All of our volunteers, which included a mix of employees, friends, family and other businesses, did such an amazing job and we took over £22,000 in donations on the night. We hope to take part in future call taking for Comic Relief, it has been brilliant.”

Donations

The highest single donation taken at our call centre was an amazing £750 and the total raised on the night was more than £71 million. Well done to everyone who took part!

Nottingham call centre Domestic & General waiting to take donation calls for Red Nose Day Comic Relief charity