Softcat makes the call for Red Nose Day 2013

Softcat is proud to announce its support for Red Nose Day 2013. On Friday 15th March 2013, Red Nose Day will play host to a spectacular night of TV comedy gold and 140 Softcat staff, vendor partners, family and friends will be volunteering to receive donation calls. The call centre team will be getting active and fundraising themselves by staging a company-wide ‘Do Something Funny for Money’ 80’s fancy-dress day and holding a company raffle, all in the name of charity. 

Charles Harman and Michael Walker, Softcat’s chief charity representatives, are thrilled to have secured Softcat as one of the call centres: “We’re always fundraising as a company – we just can’t get enough of it! It’s good to do something new – and it’s a privilege to support Comic Relief, especially on its 25th anniversary.”

Softcat’s chairman Martin Hellawell added, “Charitable work is deeply infused into our work culture, so we’re absolutely thrilled to have been selected to host a call centre for Red Nose Day. Every year our employees nominate a charity they’d like to fundraise for, and we host a May Ball to generate donations. Red Nose Day is one of our largest charity efforts and we also raised almost £17,000 for Sport Relief last year, so we’re aiming to raise as much money as possible for Comic Relief. We’re aiming to top that this year.”

It’s 25 years since Red Nose Day first burst onto TV screens and into the nation’s heart and thanks to the generosity of the great British public, millions of pounds has been raised to change the lives of people in the UK and across Africa.  This year, Red Nose Day is warming up for another huge night of fundraising with the help of the incredible team from Softcat.

High-res images are available here (Softcat's Chairman, Managing Director and employees with their red noses on) and here (Comic Relief logo).

As one of the UK’s biggest fundraising events, Red Nose Day brings the entire nation together to Do Something Funny For Money. The money raised by the public helps people living unimaginably tough lives, both at home in the UK and Africa. For more information check out www.rednoseday.com.

For more information please contact:

Mary Stringer

Resonates SLM Ltd

Tel: 44 (0) 1635 898 390

softcat@resonates.com

www.resonates.com

About Softcat

Softcat (www.softcat.com) is a leading provider of software licensing, hardware, security and related IT services. Softcat, founded in 1993 by chairman and majority shareholder Peter Kelly, remains privately owned and currently employs more than 500 people. It achieved a turnover in excess of £307 million in its last financial year and has been profitable since inception, resulting in a strong balance sheet and very firm financial foundations.

The company sells and supports products and solutions from all the world's leading IT companies. On all its portfolio products and solutions it offers a full range of services, including advice and guidance, technical design, product sourcing, implementation, support and project management. It enjoys a trading relationship with over 5,000 longstanding customers, predominantly from the UK corporate sector but also including large enterprises, small businesses and public sector organisations.

As an organisation Softcat cares passionately about two things – outstanding employee satisfaction and world class customer service. It believes the former drives the latter.

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About SoftcatSoftcat (www.softcat.com) is a leading provider of software licensing, hardware, security and related IT services. Softcat, founded in 1993 by chairman and majority shareholder Peter Kelly, remains privately owned and currently employs more than 500 people. It achieved a turnover in excess of £300 million in its last financial year and has been profitable since inception, resulting in a strong balance sheet and very firm financial foundations. The company sells and supports products and solutions from all the world's leading IT companies. On all its portfolio products and solutions it offers a full range of services, including advice and guidance, technical design, product sourcing, implementation, support and project management. It enjoys a trading relationship with over 5,000 longstanding customers, predominantly from the UK corporate sector but also including large enterprises, small businesses and public sector organisations. As an organisation Softcat cares passionately about two things – outstanding employee satisfaction and world class customer service. It believes the former drives the latter.

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We’re always fundraising as a company – we just can’t get enough of it! It’s good to do something new – and it’s a privilege to support Comic Relief, especially on its 25th anniversary.
Charlie Harman
Charitable work is deeply infused into our work culture, so we’re absolutely thrilled to have been selected to host a call centre for Red Nose Day. Every year our employees nominate a charity they’d like to fundraise for, and we host a May Ball to generate donations. Red Nose Day is one of our largest charity efforts and we also raised almost £17,000 for Sport Relief last year, so we’re aiming to raise as much money as possible for Comic Relief. We’re aiming to top that this year.
Martin Hellawell