Screwfix to help man the phonelines for Children in Need

For the eleventh year running, Screwfix has pledged its support for the BBC’s well-loved Children in Need appeal. Screwfix will be donating the services of its dedicated Contact Centre in Yeovil, Somerset to support this worthy cause.

Hundreds of employees from across Screwfix who are part of the Kingfisher plc will be volunteering their own time on Friday 18th November to help take calls for Children in Need, from residents across the UK, including those living in the south west.

From 6.30pm until 1.00am, volunteers will be manning the phone lines in the company’s award-winning Contact Centre. Spurred on by a recent visit from Pudsey to the Yeovil Head Office, staff will be getting into the spirit by dressing up and embracing this year’s theme ‘Do your thing’.

John Mewett, Group Digital Director at Kingfisher, comments: “We’re looking forward to supporting Children in Need once again this year. Last year, we took thousands of calls from across the UK, showing just how generous people are when it comes to supporting Children in Need. We’re confident that we can help exceed last year’s total during this year’s fundraising drive, and I’d like to thank all those members of staff donating their Friday night to help.”

“The business really gets behind this great cause each year and there will be a host of exciting fundraising activities and entertainment taking place on the night which will help to contribute to the grand total.  We’re really looking forward to the big event and excited we can offer our support again at Screwfix for the eleventh year running.”

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