Spark Energy staff are Comic Relief heroes

Spark Energy staff,  Jory Roberston, left, and Scott Bennett shave their heads for Comic Relief.
Spark Energy staff, Jory Roberston, left, and Scott Bennett shave their heads for Comic Relief.

Some 75 staff at Serkirk-based Spark Energy volunteered through the night last week to raise money for Comic Relief.

Not only did they man the official donation lines between 7pm and midnight, but representatives from across the company’s different departments took part in fundraising challenges throughout the day and night.

Staff at Spark Energy in Selkirk volunteer through the night for Comic Relief.

Staff at Spark Energy in Selkirk volunteer through the night for Comic Relief.

Donning their superhero fancy dress or pjyamas, staff took part in competitions and games, bought home bakes and sold red noses throughout the day before taking to the phones at night where aided by pizza and sweets they took in donation calls for the Red Nose Day charity.

Spark Energy’s director of customer and brand experience, Shaun Burnett, joined his staff in their fundraising efforts working a shift on the phones alongside the staff, while two volunteers Jory Robertson and Scott Bennett, pictured, raised an extra £440 by letting a couple of their colleagues loose on their locks with a sponsored headshave.

Spark Energy was one of more than 140 call centres across the UK supporting Red Nose Day in helping to raise more than £73m to give vulnerable and disadvantaged people a helping hand.

Comic Relief co-founder, Sir Lenny Henry, said: “Thank you to everyone that has helped to raise an incredible amount of money this Red Nose Day for people who really need it most here in the UK and across the world.

“From the fantastic people across the UK who baked cakes, hosted parties and wore crazy outfits to work and school, to those who took on Red Nose Day challenges and donated, your money is seriously going to change lives.

“On behalf of everyone at Comic Relief, we cannot thank you enough.”