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Contact Centre Panel supports Unicef and Soccer Aid 2020

17.02.20
Soccer Aid

We’re delighted to announce that we have been asked, again, by Unicef to support their Soccer Aid event in June.

Unicef needs call centres and volunteers on the night to help manage incoming donations from supporters by telephone, so Contact Centre Panel are going to help. In 2019, there were over 10,000 telephone donations made on the night. This is Unicef UK’s most vital source of income and will help us to raise millions of pounds to help keep even more children safe from danger in 2020.

What is Soccer Aid for Unicef?

Soccer Aid brings together two teams of celebrities and football legends for the biggest charity football match in the world, broadcast live on ITV.

What is it for?

Since 2006, Soccer Aid has raised more than £38 million for Unicef, helping it to be there for more children than any other humanitarian organisation.

Childhood should be one endless playtime. But around the world disease, hunger, conflict, poverty and disaster are disrupting play for millions of kids.

Soccer Aid for Unicef helps provide children with vaccines, clean water, education, safe spaces and protection from violence and in times of crisis so that they can grow up happy, healthy and able to play. Just like children should.

Soccer Aid 2020: how you can help

This year, Soccer Aid will return to its original home: the Theatre of Dreams at Old Trafford. The match and all the exciting build-up will be broadcast live in a multi-hour prime time weekend slot on ITV and STV, watched by millions of viewers across the nation.

On the night, viewers will be encouraged to donate to Unicef UK. That’s where you come in: we need several call centres and volunteers to manage incoming donations and help us raise millions for children all over the world.

The 2019 show peaked at 4.6 million viewers, resulting in over 10,000 calls and donations.

We are looking to our Network to join Soccer Aid for Unicef by supporting the telethon this year to raise even more.

CCP are assisting Unicef UK on a voluntary basis, so we will not be taking a fee for our work. This also applies to Network members who wish to support this worthy cause.

Appreciation Station

For the first time last we had a celebrity ‘Appreciation Station’ live from the stands of Stamford Bridge stadium. Olivia Coleman, Gemma Chan, Sanjeev Bhaskar and Warwick Davis, joined a line-up of stars who received calls from people phoning to donate. Giving Unicef UK donors a chance to speak to one of their favourite celebs drastically increased the volume of calls received and helped raise even more funds to give children everywhere a childhood full of play.

We’re bringing the Appreciation Station back for 2020, live from the stands of Old Trafford Stadium. It’s set to be even bigger and better, meaning more calls and more donations!

Interested? Find out more

To register your interest or to find out more, please contact us on either 0114 209 6120 or by email.

For more information about Soccer Aid for Unicef, go to www.socceraid.org.uk

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