Volunteers from Swindon business to staff the phones for Red Nose Day

By Anita Jaynes on 12 February, 2015

Swindon business UK SBS (UK Shared Business Services) is proud to announce its support for Red Nose Day 2015. On Friday 13 March, Red Nose Day will be taking over screens across the nation with an almighty line-up of comedy gold, and over fifty UK SBS staff will be volunteering to receive donation calls. Red Nose Day comes along every two years and in 2013 the company took donation calls to the tune of over £51,000, taking over 1,500 calls throughout the evening.

Red Nose Day combines two very British things: having a laugh and helping others. This year’s Red Nose Day is asking the nation to ‘make your face funny for money’. UK SBS staff will be putting the fun in fundraising by painting their faces for money and running several events including a cake sale and ‘Dress up’ day on Red Nose Day. The money raised by the public helps people living unimaginably tough lives, both at home in the UK and Africa. Since its launch, Comic Relief has raised over £960million.

Alongside supporting both Comic Relief and its sister charity, Sport Relief, each year volunteers from UK SBS’ 650-strong team support a number of both national and local charities, including Prospect Hospice, Macmillan Cancer Support, British Heart Foundation, Royal British Legion and Save the Children. This year Swindon MIND is its charity of the year.

“UK SBS provides shared business services to the public sector.  UK SBS is also a team of great people and I’m proud of the way they respond to and support great causes; we are all delighted to be able to play our part for Comic Relief 2015.  Now please do not forget to make your call and donate!” said Joanna Brigham, Acting CEO at UK SBS.

For more information visit rednoseday.com