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E.ON volunteers ring in the fundraising for Red Nose Day

We’re really excited to be involved in Red Nose Day again this year and to donate our call centre to the charity.  We've a variety of fun activities planned, including some Laughter Yoga sessions to re-energise the team during the night.  We hope to have a really enjoyable evening, whilst raising lots of cash for this extremely worthwhile cause.

 
Damian Kirk, Operations Director for E.ON’s Business to Business Team

E.ON employees will be volunteering to receive donation calls for Red Nose Day 2017 on Friday 24th March. The call centre team will make their laugh matter and join in with the fundraising themselves, all in the name of charity.

We expect there to be over 250 employees manning the phone lines at E.ON’s Phoenix Park call centre in Nuthall, Nottingham, where they’ll be getting creative and stepping back in time with a 1980’s inspired themed fundraising evening.

Volunteers will be re-creating the nation’s favourite TV shows from the era, including Blind Date and The Generation Game, and will have the opportunity to take part in a session of Laughter Yoga, all to raise money for Comic Relief.

Damian Kirk, Operations Director for E.ON’s Business to Business Team, said: “We’re really excited to be involved in Red Nose Day again this year and to donate our call centre to the charity.

“Employees will be travelling from different sites across the UK to join us on the evening, volunteering to take the calls. We’ve a variety of fun activities planned, including some Laughter Yoga sessions to re-energise the team during the night. We hope to have a really enjoyable evening, whilst raising lots of cash for this extremely worthwhile cause.”

In 2015 over 146 call centres including E.ON supported Red Nose Day helping to raise cash to give extremely vulnerable and disadvantaged people a helping hand to turn their lives around.

Since 1985, Comic Relief has raised over £1 billion. That money has helped, and is helping, people living incredibly tough lives, both at home in the UK and across the world.

For more information about how E.ON supports charities and local communities, please visit www.eonenergy.com/about-eon/community

Don’t miss an unforgettable evening of Red Nose Day TV, live on BBC One, Friday 24th March.

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Notes to editor:

About Red Nose Day 2017

  • Red Nose Day is back on Friday 24th March 2017 and it’s all about your power to make the world a better place, simply by having a great time.
  • By raising (or donating) cash this Red Nose Day, you’re helping to change lives. That’s because Comic Relief spends the money raised to help the people who really need it most, both here in the UK and across Africa.

  • From workplace bake sales and fancy-dress fundraising in schools, to danceathons, quizzes and surreal sponsored challenges, put on a Red Nose and make your laugh matter by doing whatever you enjoy to raise life-changing cash.

  • It all culminates in a massive night of comedy and entertainment, live on the BBC.

About Comic Relief

Comic Relief is a UK charity which aims to create a just world, free from poverty - where everyone is safe, healthy, educated and empowered. Since 1985, Comic Relief has raised over £1 billion. That money has helped, and is helping, people living incredibly tough lives, both at home in the UK and across the world.For information about Comic Relief and the work it carries out, please visit www.comicrelief.com

Comic Relief, registered charity 326568 (England/Wales); SC039730 (Scotland)

For more information contact:

Naomi Troy, 02476 180 523, Naomi.troy@eon-uk.com

Jag Bickham, 02476 181 308, Jag.Bickham@eon-uk.com

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