On Call for BBC Children in Need


Over 1,700 Lloyds Banking Group colleagues at call centres across the UK, including Pudsey in Yorkshire, will be showing their support for BBC Children in Need.

They will be volunteering to process millions of pounds donated by the public late into the night during the Appeal Night telethon on Friday 13 November.

Six Lloyds Banking Group call centres in Edinburgh, Belfast, Newport, Pendeford, Solent and Pudsey will be providing over 8,500 volunteer hours of support on the night. With 720 telephone lines and 1,700 volunteers, the Group will be the largest provider of call centres for the Charity this year, reinforcing its role as Principal Partner.

I am immensely proud of the outstanding support our colleagues have given BBC Children in Need’s Appeal Night for many years now, and I’m really excited that we’re the biggest supporter this year.

Martin Dodd, Managing Director, Group Telephony, Lloyds Banking Group

Principal Partner

As Principal Partner and exclusive Schools Partner, Lloyds Banking Group has committed to helping the charity support all UK schools and over five million children with charitable fundraising and key skills development. This is expected to double donations raised through schools by 2017. The Group has also committed to raise at least £2million per year for BBC Children in Need, as its Charity of the Year in 2015 and 2016, and has already raised more than £3million for this year’s Appeal. This is just one way that Lloyds Banking Group is helping to bring communities closer together, a key commitment within its Helping Britain Prosper Plan.

Appeal Night is a fantastic example of how our colleagues fully embrace the spirit of BBC Children in Need – and they do that all year round with their fantastic volunteering and fundraising activities.

Martin Dodd, Managing Director, Group Telephony, Lloyds Banking Group

Principal Partner


BBC Children in Need is Lloyds Banking Group’s charity of the year for 2015 and 2016. Colleagues are supporting one of Britain’s best loved children’s charities through a variety of fundraising and volunteering opportunities.

As part of the Helping Britain Prosper Plan, Lloyds Banking Group has committed to bring communities closer together to help them thrive. One of the ways it has committed to do this is through its colleagues delivering over 2.3 million paid volunteering hours in support of community projects as well as committing to support 60,000 (cumulative) community organisations and schools by 2020.