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28 March 2012 - Domestic & General collects £43,678 for Sport Relief

Volunteers from Domestic & General’s Brighton office collected £43,678 in just five hours for Sport Relief, official figures have confirmed.

200 employees at the Brighton contact centre collectively gave 653 hours of their own time to man phones for the national fundraising appeal last Friday. Deputy Mayor Geoff Wells came down to support the event and took the first call of the night. He thanked Domestic & General employees for supporting the charity’s work which is crucial in helping to end world poverty.

Volunteers also took part in a 100 metre rowing relay world record attempt which raised a further £1,762 for the charity. Although the record was just short of being broken, the funds raised will help transform the lives of poor and vulnerable people, both at home and across the world’s poorest countries.

The event marked the culmination of a week of Sport Relief activities at the contact centre, which provides jobs for over 700 people. Throughout the week employees climbed the height of Everest on a step machine; cycled 1,667 miles - the distance between each of the company’s European offices - and one employee single-handedly raised £450 by shaving her head.

Ben Dale-Gough, Site Operations Manager at Domestic & General, commented on the company’s long-standing support of Sport Relief. He said:

“Sport Relief is a shining example of a charity inspiring people to take action. We’ve been working with the organisation for six years and in that time our employees have become more aware of its work and the issues it aims to combat. We’ve been amazed by the growing level of engagement within our company alone, so much so our employees have been involved in more fundraising activities this year than ever before. When the first call came in there was genuine excitement and cheers from the teams on the phones.”

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Notes For Editors:
1. For more information, please contact Michael Rosen, Press & PR Manager, on 020 8879 8767 or 07595 550897 or michael.rosen@domesticandgeneral.com
2. Domestic & General provides warranty services for UK and International clients and comprehensive product protection for more than ten million customers.
3. Domestic & General provides warranty services for UK and International clients and comprehensive product protection for more than ten million customers.
For over sixty years we have been looking after people when things go wrong. Our primary focus is on providing product protection for major domestic appliances and consumer electronic products. Together with our manufacturing, retail and financial services clients, we provide warranty services for over 150 major UK and International brands. We manage the whole warranty process, including: customer mailing; contact centres; repair networks; in-house administration; claims handling.
We operate across a number of different international markets, most notably in Australia, Germany, Spain and France. To learn more about us, visit www.domesticandgeneral.com