“We were thrilled to be chosen by Sitel and have had an amazing six-month partnership from this very enthusiastic team whose fundraising efforts will make a big impact on the lives of so many local children and young people. The dedication and creativity from all the staff to reach their target have been outstanding and they should all be very proud of what they have achieved – we can’t thank them enough.”Carol Taylor, Senior Fundraiser at Children North East

Building relationships and giving back is all part of the Sitel value; Working Together. Our sites across the UK support both local and nationwide charities, working hard to make meaningful contributions to the communities in which we operate.

At Sitel Newcastle our employees have done an outstanding job of supporting their chosen local charity; Children North East and have raised an incredible £7569.49 since January 2018, when they began supporting this organisation.

Children North East – The Charity

Having been established in 1891, the Children North East charity has over 127 years of experience in helping children and young people grow up healthy and happy. Originally the organisation was set up to offer support to poor children who lived in Newcastle and Gateshead to give them a ‘hand up, not a hand out’, an ethos they continue to pursue. Today they work alongside children and young people in their families, schools, and communities.

Just some of the support functions they offer include:

  • Programmes and support groups for children and young people who are experiencing difficult times as a result of family separation, domestic abuse, disabilities etc.
  • Mental Health counselling
  • Advice for schools
  • Help & Advice during Pregnancies and Early Years

Sitel Newcastle – The Fundraiser

Sitel Newcastle have been supporting Children North East since January 2018. After shortlisting 3 charities, employees were asked to vote for the one they would like to support over the following 6 months and Children North East was chosen. Since then Sitel Newcastle have done a huge array of fundraising activities including Tombola, Bake Sales, Dress Down Days, Raffles’ Hot Dog Day and Indian Snack Days.

By far the most inspiring fundraiser they have run though involved a very dedicated woman named Natalie Lunn, who agreed to be sponsored to have her head shaved. The event took place on-site and raised an impressive £1000 for the charity! An amazing contribution from all the sponsors, but most notably Natalie, as without her this money could not have been raised.


If you’d like to find out more about Children North East please visit their website at https://www.children-ne.org.uk/

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