Mondial Assistance UK Donates Its Call Centre for Comic Relief

This Red Nose Day Mondial Assistance UK employees once again voluntarily gave up their Friday night to man the phones for Comic Relief. Throughout the night, the Mondial Assistance call centre took pledges for £86,063.52, contributing to the event’s staggering £74million total. Staff at Mondial Assistance also hosted a raffle and other fundraising events, with free entertainment and food donated by local businesses.

Call centre volunteers from all levels across the business went that extra mile on the night, with a bit of healthy competition thrown in to see who would take the most calls and the highest amount of money in pledges. Even Mike Webb (CEO), Serge Corel (Managing Director), Mike Hynd (Finance Director) and Lee Taylor (Automotive Sales Director) got involved answering the phones, but the eventual winners were Jane Edwards for handling 50 calls, and Laura Pound who took donations of £2,904.

It wasn’t all hard work though, with free massages and manicures all round, and a local caricaturist providing great entertainment but not always capturing volunteers’ best side!

Mondial Assistance raised over £600 for this deserving cause just through its raffle – prizes for which were donated by generous local businesses including Selsdon Park Hotel & Golf Club, Licensed Carriage Hire, Bagatti’s Restaurant, Tiger Tiger, Absolute Radio, Costco, Scrumpchino’s and Tropical Wholefoods.

“Once again, Mondial Assistance staff have pulled out all the stops to raise money for a truly worthy cause,” says Clarissa Joshua, who is responsible for the Mondial Assistance Corporate Social Responsibility Programme. “Everyone really got involved in our Comic Relief event making a fantastic effort to get donations in a range of fun ways. It costs just £10 to enable 10 children to be checked for an eye condition so that they can receive the right treatment at the right time and we are all delighted to be able to support projects like this in any way we can.

“Of course the night would not have been possible without the support from local businesses who donated funds, as well as food and drink on the night. This was yet another fantastic event that saw local businesses and employees pull together to achieve some great results that will make a real difference for people in the UK and Africa.”