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BBC Children in Need 2011

11 November 2011
In 2010 the Wilson Gibb branches in the Driver Hire network raised £1,667 for the BBC Children in Need appeal and this year they’re aiming to do the same.
Stevie Thompson, Operations Manager for Wilson Gibb explains, “it was an idea we had years ago and all our staff, customers and workers have really bought into it.
The offices have great fun on the day and even people that don’t come into the branch to donate money tend to get a laugh as we put pictures up on our websites of what’s going on.
Plus customers know that by booking with us they’re helping an excellent cause.”
For customers, the participating Driver Hire branches will donate £1 for every shift that’s pre-booked for the following week before the show commences.
So booking 1 person Monday-Friday with Driver Hire Edinburgh will mean that £5 is donated to Children in Need, 2 people all week would be £10, 3 would be £15 etc.
Customers also have the option to add a value to their weekly invoice that will be paid along with the amount that WGMS will already be donating for the booking. Click here for more information.   
All the branch staff will also donate money in order to get the ‘privilege’ of wearing their pyjamas to work for the day and all the temporary workers will be given the chance to donate an amount from their wages to add to the total.
Indeed, the first people to get involved was Driver Hire head office in Bradford who have very kindly pledged £400 to support the efforts of their largest franchise group.
Rachael McWilliams & Nicola Hardy, the managers of the Edinburgh City & Edinburgh West branches respectively add “there’s always a bit of competition between the branches to see who can raise the most money or dress up the most bizarrely, but knowing that every penny we raise is going to where its needed most is this ultimate reward.
This year we’ll be wearing our PJ’s to work, so anyone that wants to pop in to have a laugh are more than welcome, so long as they’ve some spare change.
We appreciate that times are tough so we’re not making any targets on what we’d like to raise, we’re simply going to try our best and be thankful for every penny we manage to get”.
If you’d like to donate please pop in next Friday or contact us on
Edinburgh City  - 0131 624 7711 or email edinburghcity@driverhire.co.uk
Edinburgh West - 0131 624 7711 or email edinburghwest@driverhire.co.uk
If you’d prefer to donate direct then you can do so by clicking here and of course you can pledge during the show next Friday evening.
The Driver Hire branches taking part in this are
· Borders (Galashiels)
· Edinburgh City
· Edinburgh West
· Fife
· Grangemouth
· Motherwell
· Newcastle
Every booking with these branches will earn the same donation!
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