Staff in Sheffield are raising their VOICE for charity

Pudsey Bear, who popped along to the Magna Centre yesterday (15 November), which will host a fundraising event for Children in Need on Friday, to see how preparations were taking shape.
Pudsey Bear, who popped along to the Magna Centre yesterday (15 November), which will host a fundraising event for Children in Need on Friday, to see how preparations were taking shape.
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STAFF at a Woodseats call centre and marketing company ran a series of very special events at the weekend in aid of Children In Need.

VOICE telemarketing company had its staff come to work in fancy dress and rally round the company’s clients for special gifts for a charity raffle.

More than 450 members of staff took part in what was, according to director Jon Wall, aged 38, a touching homage to Children In Need.

“Children In Need has become something of a tradition for us - it just gets bigger and bigger every year,” he said.

As well as encouraging everybody to wear fancy dress, the company also held a Big Voice Quiz Night and a series of challenges for the more adventurous members of staff.

The company ran a fundraising café alongside a staff auction, with prizes donated by a number of clients as well as local companies and both city football clubs.

“To say we have been utterly blown away by the creativity, application and all-round generosity of our employees, is a complete understatement,” said Jon.

“Like most people in business, the vast majority of us have kids so Children In Need is always an important event in the calendar - and with 450 people working here we always aim to make as big a contribution as we can.

“This year we started our planning and communication early, asking people to plan what they would like to do to raise money, and it has worked really well, as we exceeded last year’s money raised.

“There’s been lots of fun and many photos for all of us to enjoy throughout but, more importantly, many thousands of pounds have been generated by our superstar employees, all of it going straight to Children In Need.”