Sport Relief fun steps up a gear

AS runners prepare to raise cash for Sport Relief tomorrow call centre staff in Ipswich gave up their Friday night for the charity campaign.Call Connection, an insurance based call-handling company, donated staff time and facilities at its Cromwell Square offices to receive donations from the public during last night's Sport Relief programme on BBC1.

AS runners prepare to raise cash for Sport Relief tomorrow call centre staff in Ipswich gave up their Friday night for the charity campaign.

Call Connection, an insurance based call-handling company, donated staff time and facilities at its Cromwell Square offices to receive donations from the public during last night's Sport Relief programme on BBC1.

Graeme Kalbraier, the firm's managing director, said: “The evening was a real success and a testament to the great team we have here at Call Connection. Sport Relief is a fantastic and very worthy cause and I am proud we could be a part of it.”

Around 200 employees, friends and family took part, as 100 telephone lines were manned until midnight.


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To raise money on the night, staff pledged to run 50 miles on a treadmill and three male members of staff faced the painful experience of having their legs waxed.

The Sport Relief mile in Ipswich takes place between 10am and 4pm tomorrow , starting in Portman Road. If you want to register on the day, turn up at midday.

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Other runs are taking place throughout East Anglia. Visit www.sportrelief.com for more details.

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