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Bute contact centre staff add to Macmillan fund-raising

Members of Webhelp UK's Rothesay team prepare to set out on their charity bike ride in March in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Members of Webhelp UK's Rothesay team prepare to set out on their charity bike ride in March in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Team members at the Rothesay site run by contact centre firm Webhelp UK have helped take the funds raised by the company for a leading cancer charity to £16,500.

Webhelp UK’s chief executive presented a cheque to Jan Forrest from Macmillan Cancer Support for £10,000, to add to the £6,500 raised by staff at the company’s ten sites across the UK.

Rothesay team members have contributed to the fund-raising effort at several events since the turn of the year, including a round-the-island cycle ride in pouring rain in early March.

Macmillan Cancer Support was chosen to be the charity partner of the customer experience management company prior to Christmas with the aim to raise £23,500 in 2014 for this worthwhile cause.

Jan Forrest, the charity’s area fundraising manager, said: “We could not support people living in the UK with a cancer diagnosis without the generosity of the people of Webhelp who have excelled themselves through recent fundraising efforts along with the substantial company donation received today for £10,000.

“This donation will support our mission to ensure that no one has to face cancer alone and Macmillan is able to provide vital local services. We look forward to working with Webhelp throughout the year.”

Mr Turner said: “Our charity partner link-up is an important aspect of the company’s work and it is excellent to see so many of our people giving up their time to get involved with our fundraising targets.

“Macmillan provides invaluable support to those affected by cancer and it is an honour for Webhelp to contribute to this cause.”

 

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