Article date: 21 February 2006
RAC Auto Windscreens call centre agents have raised a whopping£270 for the "bra for Becky" appeal on radio station, PeakFM.
Five call centre agents presented the money to Peak FM breakfastshow presenter, Sean Goldsmith, in the absence of his co-presenterBecky Measures. Becky has recently undergone a double mastectomyand reconstruction surgery after tests showed she had a 90% chanceof contracting breast cancer in later life.
The money, which was raised from three dress-down Fridays in thecall centre, has been donated to the Genesis Breast Cancer appeal.The appeal is dedicated to building Europe's first Breast CancerPrevention Centre here in the UK.
Call centre agent Louise Boussobeine, who organised the cashhandover to Peak FM’s Sean Goldsmith, said: “This isthe first local fundraising appeal that RAC Auto Windscreens callcentre agents have worked together to raise money for. We will bedoing it every quarter and the agents will nominate the registeredcharities they wish to donate money towards.
“With more than 160 call centre agents based at RAC AutoWindscreens’ Chesterfield site, we’re confident we cannot only build great team spirit but also raise a lot of money forlocal charities throughout the year.”
RAC press office contact:
Anna Melton on (01246 223192 / 07800 628008)
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About RAC Auto Windscreens
RAC AutoWindscreens provides a wholly owned and operated completeautomotive glazing repair and replacement service (windscreens,rear windows and side windows) through the largest fitting centrenetwork in the UK.
It is the only replacement windscreen specialist with its ownmanufacturing operation, producing 250,000 windscreens a year in adedicated factory in Chesterfield.
Backed by a fleet of 1000 fully equipped mobile fitting units, RACAuto Windscreens provides a true 24/7 national service for morethan 750,000 private and corporate customers every year.
With more than seven million members, RAC isone of the UK's most progressive motoring organisations and aprovider for both private and business motorists. Whether it'sroadside assistance, windscreen repair and replacement, learning todrive, vehicle inspections, legal and financial services orup-to-the-minute traffic and travel information - RAC is able tomeet motorists’ needs.
Aviva recently announced its acquisition of RAC. The acquisitionbrings together RAC's powerful brand and customer base with theexpertise and leading position in motor insurance of Norwich UnionInsurance (part of Aviva). Norwich Union is the UK's largestinsurer, insuring one-in-seven motor vehicles and with a marketshare of around 14%.