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B&Q and Screwfix show their support for BBC Children in Need 2013

B&Q and Screwfix, Kingfisher’s UK businesses, are once again supporting the fund raising effort for BBC Children in Need 2013.

Screwfix will be donating the services of its whole call centre and contact team for the eighth year running.

Employees from all areas of the business - including store staff from across the country - will be donning cartoon-themed fancy dress on Friday 15 November to man the phones from 6.30pm until 12.30am at the company’s award-winning call centre in Yeovil. They have generously donated their Friday night to take pounds and pledges for the popular charity from residents across the UK, as well as those in the south west.

Screwfix call centre and store colleagues dress up to take pledges for BBC Children in Need 2012

John Mewett, marketing director at Screwfix, comments: "We are delighted to be able to offer our support for Children in Need once again. Last year, we took thousands of calls and pledges from across the UK, which gives a great insight into how generous people are when it comes to supporting Children in Need. We are confident that we can help to exceed last year’s total during this year’s fundraising drive, and I’d like to thank those staff members who are travelling from as far as Northampton to help."

B&Q’s 360 stores across the UK are stocking an exclusive range of BBC Children in Need merchandise, which includes children’s aprons, spotty snuggle blankets, wellies and cushions, with all proceeds going to the children’s charity. The stores are also stocking the official BBC Children in Need merchandise, including Pudsey Bears and wristbands.

Individual B&Q stores have been getting into the spirit of things by putting on their own fundraising activities. For example, in Inverness, a guitar playing kitchen and bathroom sales assistant has been serenading customers in an effort to raise £4,000 and B&Q and TradePoint colleagues have transformed a community centre in Peterborough for a special BBC Children in Need edition of DIY SOS.

Pledges can be made at

Source : Kingfisher

15 November 2013
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