Sunderland call centre staff help for terminally-ill

(Left to right) 2Touch Sales Support Administrator, Kirsty Watt, 2Touch Finance Support, Rhys Bunker, 2Touch Client Relations Director, Lynne Gray, St. Benedict's fundraiser, Sylvia Stoneham, 2Touch Facilities Office Services Manager, Lynn Kane, 2Touch Outbound Team Manager, Eddie Hetherington, and 2Touch Restaurant Supervisor, Shelly Wilson.
(Left to right) 2Touch Sales Support Administrator, Kirsty Watt, 2Touch Finance Support, Rhys Bunker, 2Touch Client Relations Director, Lynne Gray, St. Benedict's fundraiser, Sylvia Stoneham, 2Touch Facilities Office Services Manager, Lynn Kane, 2Touch Outbound Team Manager, Eddie Hetherington, and 2Touch Restaurant Supervisor, Shelly Wilson.
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STAFF at a city call centre have raised thousands of pounds to help make life more tolerable for terminally-ill patients on Wearside.

 Workers at 2Touch have been fund-raising for St Benedict’s Hospice since deciding to make it their adopted charity a year ago.

For the last 12 months, the centre has staged activities such as coffee mornings, raffles, dress down days and charity auctions.

Now, with the year coming to an end, the time has come to hand over the £5,445 raised to the hospice’s new facilities in Ryhope, Sunderland.

Lynn Kane, 2Touch facilities office services manager, said: “It has been a pleasure working with the fund-raising team at St Benedict’s Hospice.

“We are delighted to have raised nearly £5,500 for what is an excellent charity. I would also like to wish them well for the future and hope they enjoy their new facility.”

St Benedict’s fund-raising manager Sylvia Stoneham added: “I’m delighted that 2Touch has taken the hospice to their hearts. They’re an amazing bunch. Thank you.”

For the next 12 months, the contact centre will be supporting MacMillan Cancer Support.

“They are a charity that many who work here know well and have come in close contact with,” said Lynn. “I hope we will be able to raise such a fantastic amount for them also.”