Bedford bpha staff raise £30,000 for Red Nose Day

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Staff at bpha in Bedford took over £33,000 in donation payments for Comic Relief on Friday evening.

bpha’s call centre was one of 90 selected across the country and the only one between London and the East Midlands to take donation calls on Red Nose Day.

The staff volunteered their free time for the evening and took part in various activities in between taking donations that totalled over £33,000 from calls as far away as America and Gibraltar.

The single largest donation on the evening was £1,000.

Kevin Bolt, Chief Executive at bpha, said: “It was a fantastic evening with a great atmosphere and I am very proud of all our staff who gave up their free time on Friday evening to help deliver such a great result for Comic Relief.

“Thanks as well must go to all those companies who donated food and prizes throughout the evening and those who helped provide the entertainment, it was much appreciated.”

As well as taking donation calls, bpha staff also raised £704 through dressing down and competitions through the night for Comic Relief.