BT staff get ‘RED-Y’ for Comic Relief capers

Staff across Northern Ireland have a ‘nose’ for fund-raising

BT staff across Northern Ireland are getting ‘red-y’ to do their bit for Comic Relief on March 24.

More than 100 BT staff will be manning the phones on Comic Relief night, when the BT Digital Care Contact Centre in Enniskillen is transformed into a pledge centre for the evening.

BT volunteers from Belfast, Derry-Londonderry and Portadown will travel to Enniskillen to lend their support to colleagues on the night and a number of fundraising events will take place in the town throughout the day.

These activities are also supported by Fermanagh & Omagh District Council who have arranged for Enniskillen Castle to be illuminated red on Friday evening.

The Enniskillen site is one of eight BT offices being turned into a pledge centre, along with centres in Dundee, Glasgow, Leeds, Leicester, Newcastle, Shrewsbury and Warrington.

As well as manning the phones, BT staff across Northern Ireland have organised other fundraising events and activities – from 5k fun runs to baking competitions and selfie competitions.

Andrew Hamill, BT Consumer, Enniskillen said: “It’s very exciting to be involved in Comic Relief again this year and we’re delighted that so many BT people are lending their support to such a worthy cause. Everyone has been working hard to ensure everything runs as smoothly as possible and although the BT teams will be taking on different challenges, all will share the same aim of helping to ensure as much as possible is raised Comic Relief.”

BT has supported Comic Relief since it began in 1985 by providing technology free of charge and staff volunteers. The company has helped the charity to raise more than £1.1 billion, helping 12.2 million people in need across the UK and 56.5 million in some of the world’s poorest communities.