Tool centre planning ‘something funny for money’

09:51 15 February 2013

Axminster Tool Centre will be answering the phones for Comic Relief

Axminster Tool Centre will be answering the phones for Comic Relief

Archant

Axminster company will turn over its call centre to Comic Relief on Red Nose Day

Staff at Axminster Tool Centre will be wearing red noses when they answer the phones next month – it’s no joke.

The company is turning over its call centre to Comic Relief to receive donations during the TV spectacular on Friday, March 15.

Around 100 volunteers will be ready and waiting at its main offices on the Millwey Rise industrial estate to take calls from people wanting to contribute to the fund.

Staff at the call centre will also be hosting their own fundraising events for the charity. Local personalities have been invited to take part in a fun-packed night. More details will be revealed nearer the time.

Said a spokeswoman: “It’s 25 years since Red Nose Day first burst onto TV screens and into the nations 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 to another huge night of fundraising with the help of the incredible team from Axminster Tool Centre.

“As one of the UK’s biggest fundraising events, Red Nose Day brings the entire nation together to ‘Do something funny for money’.”

The cash raised by the public helps people living unimaginably tough lives, both at home in the UK and in Africa. For more information check out www.rednoseday.com

0 comments

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 12:21
Police have cordoned off the area around Coopers Jewellery after an apparent robbery attempt.

Police warn members of the public to ‘remain viglant’ as they hunt suspect who was believed to be armed.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:30
Honiton Triathlon is hoping to attract 100 people this year.

The event has set its sights on drawing in more than 100 competitors when it’s held on Sunday, July 26.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:15
Gertrude 'Topsy' Hindley who recently celebrated her 103rd birthday has lived her life without a television. Ref shs 8215-22-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

A lifelong shun of television means a 103-year-old Sidmouth woman has missed out on some of the world’s most historic moments.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:00
Eric and Joyce Salter with dogs Shanti, Melsa and Boots. Picture: Sarah Howells

In one of the ‘most difficult rescues’, North Devon’s RAF Chivenor Sea King crew saved a couple from peril when a coastal walked turned to disaster...

Read more
Yesterday, 09:53
Katy Gooding outside her shop in Budleigh. Ref exb 7383-22-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

A Budleigh shop owner is asking for public support after being nominated for a national award.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:53

The A377 is currently blocked after a collision between a lorry and a car.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:40
Charmouth Primary School pupils celebrate their  Ofsted ranking

Village primary praised by Ofsted inspectors for the quality of its teaching and pupils’ achievements

Read more
Yesterday, 09:00
Sue Stoneman's culinary talents will be available for all to see as she appears on television next week. Ref exe 7722-22-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

An Exmouth cook will be showing off her culinary skills on a BBC cooking show next week.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:49
Fire engine

Braunton crew called out to deal with chimney fire yesterday (Thursday) evening.

Read more
Yesterday, 06:50
Jailed again: Simon Berkowitz

A notorious burglar has been jailed for another six years for breaking into a retired couple’s Sidmouth home - just 16 days after he was given early release.

Read more

Local Weather

Rain

Rain

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 12°C

Most Read News

Great British Life


Great British Life
Family Notices 24


Devon's trusted business finder