Swindon’s UK SBS support Sport Relief Telethon

By Anita Jaynes on 12 March, 2014

Swindon based UK SBS (UK Shared Business Services Ltd) is supporting one of the UK’s biggest fundraising events – Sport Relief.

Sport Relief encourages the nation to get active, raise cash and change lives. Since 2002 Sport Relief has raised over £195 million. The money raised by the public is spent by Comic Relief to help people living incredibly tough lives, both at home in the UK and across the world.

Sport Relief will be broadcasting a night of TV fun on Friday 21 March and SBS staff will be volunteering to receive donation calls from people across the country. The call centre team will also be joining the fun and games themselves by running fundraising activities, such as the retro games  Kerplunk Kup and Connect 4 Tournament.

Last year, UK SBS took donation calls for Comic Relief to the value of over £51,000, taking over 1,500 calls throughout the evening.

Each year volunteers from UK SBS 900-strong team support a number of charities and last year over a quarter of the staff did their bit and notched up over 1,600 hours of voluntary service between them.

“We are a people business,” said Jonathan Preece, Chief Executive Officer.  “Our rapid growth has been due to the professionalism and skills of our staff, and we are proud that they are eager to give up their personal time to be involved in such a worthy cause.”

UK SBS Ltd is a not-for-profit mutual organisation, providing shared business services to the public sector to ultimately save taxpayers money, improve quality and free up clients to focus on their core business.

To make a donation to Sport Relief 2014 phone 03457 910 910 or visit www.comicrelief.com/donate