Doing our bit for Sport Relief 2012

Volunteers from Domestic & General’s Brighton office collected £43,678 in just five hours for Sport Relief, official figures have confirmed.

200 employees at our Brighton contact centre collectively gave 653 hours of their own time to man phones for the national fundraising appeal last month. Deputy Mayor Geoff Wells came down to support the event and took the first call of the night. He thanked employees for supporting the work of Sport Relief which is crucial in helping to end world poverty.

Employees also took part in a 100 metre rowing relay world record attempt which raised a further £1,762 for the charity. Although the record was just short of being broken, the funds raised will help transform the lives of poor and vulnerable people, both at home and across the world’s poorest countries.

Watch our Guinness World Record attempt here!

The event marked the culmination of a week of Sport Relief activities. Throughout the week employees climbed the height of Everest on a step machine; cycled 1,667 miles – the distance between each of the company’s European offices – and one employee single-handedly raised £450 by shaving her head.

Ben Dale-Gough, Site Operations Manager at Domestic & General, commented on the company’s long-standing support of Sport Relief. He said:

“Sport Relief is a shining example of a charity inspiring people to take action. We’ve been working with the organisation for six years and in that time our employees have become more aware of its work and the issues it aims to combat. We’ve been amazed by the growing level of engagement within our company alone, so much so our employees have been involved in more fundraising activities this year than ever before. When the first call came in there was genuine excitement and cheers from the teams on the phones.”

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