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Help Raise A Money Mountain for Comic Relief with BT

Howard Lake | 10 February 2009 | News

BT will be donating a mountain of money to Comic Relief for every person signing up to BT Total Broadband and BT Vision, or making a purchase from the BT Shop, as part of its sponsorship of the BT Red Nose Climb.
To help raise vital funds for Comic Relief and the projects it supports in the UK and Africa, BT will be donating £65 to anyone signing up to BT Total Broadband and BT Vision; £40 for subscribing to BT Total Broadband, and £25 for opting for BT Vision*. BT will contribute £1 for every £50 or more spent on BT products ordered online at the BT Shop**. Details on how to purchase BT Total Broadband, BT Vision and from the BT Shop can be found via www.bt.com/comicrelief.
BT is raising funds to support Comic Relief’s celebrity expedition to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, known as the BT Red Nose Climb. Climbers including Gary Barlow, Chris Moyles, Kimberly Walsh, Cheryl Cole, Ronan Keating, Denise Van Outen, Alesha Dixon, Fearne Cotton and Ben Shephard, will be scaling Africa’s highest mountain and behind the scenes footage of the celebrities will be reported on www.bt.com/comicrelief.
Celebrity climber Cheryl Cole comments, “The BT Red Nose Climb will be one of the toughest things I’ll ever do, but I know that it won’t be as tough as the situations faced by millions of people living difficult lives every day.”
BT has supported Comic Relief since 1985 providing telephony, call centres, network management and thousands of volunteer hours, enabling the charity to take millions of pounds in pledges on Red Nose Day.

What is BT Total broadband?

BT Total Broadband offers people an unbeatable wireless connection, allowing them to use their laptop anywhere in the home and stay connected. No other UK broadband gives a better wireless connection than BT Total Broadband! Customers can choose one of three comprehensive broadband packages starting at just £7.78 per month.

What is BT Vision?

BT Vision is the digital TV service for BT Total Broadband customers, offering over 80 Freeview channels via your existing rooftop aerial on an HD set top box together with access to a massive library of classic and blockbuster films, TV shows and hit series, music, sport, cartoons and kids entertainment. Customers can choose to pay for what they want to watch or get a value deal for an additional £6.85 per month for the first 3 months then £13.70. With a BT Vision value deal customers get free Setanta Sports 1, TV Replay, Pay-per-view and a choice of viewing packs.


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What is the BT Shop?

The BT Shop allows customers the convenience of shopping online for all their home technology needs. From home phones to laptops, cameras to games consoles, the BT shop has all the latest technology at the most competitive prices. Great deals can be found at www.shop.bt.com.
*This offer is for new BT Total Broadband and Vision customers only, this does not include upgrades, regrades or home-movers. To qualify for this offer, all orders for BT Total Broadband must be placed online by 30 March 2009. Once your broadband is activated BT will make a donation of £40 for each BT Total broadband activation and £25 for every BT Vision Bronze, Silver or Gold Value Pack activation (this includes a £40 + £25 donation if Vision and/or BT Total Broadband is bought in a Package). This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other BT offer. BT reserves the right to amend or withdraw this promotion at any time
**BT will donate £1 for every qualifying order placed during 3 February and 31 March.
For further information on BT please contact George Coles at Kazoo on 0207 479 4300 or email ge****@ka***.uk

Notes to Editor:

About BT
BT is one of the world’s leading providers of communications solutions and services operating in 170 countries. Its principal activities include local, national and international telecommunications services to our customers for use at home, at work and on the move; higher-value broadband and internet products and services and converged fixed/mobile products and services. BT consists principally of four lines of business: BT Global Services, Openreach, BT Retail and BT Wholesale.
In the year ended 31 March 2007, BT Group plc’s revenue was £20,223 million with profit before taxation of £2,484 million.
British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York.
For more information, visit www.bt.com/aboutbt
About Comic Relief
· Red Nose Day is coming on Friday 13 March 2009 and is going back to its roots, asking people to Do Something Funny for Money!
· The Red Nose Day fundraising kit includes loads of ideas to help you Do Something Funny for Money! Order your copy now at www.rednoseday.com
· To make a donation, call 03457 910910 (Calls to our new 0345 number will cost the same as calls to 01 and 02 prefixed numbers and will be included as part of any inclusive minutes or discount package)
· Comic Relief’s vision is to create a just world, free from poverty
· Comic Relief, registered charity 326568 (England / Wales); SC039730 (Scotland)
· Comic Relief spends all the money raised giving extremely poor and disadvantaged people in the UK and Africa a helping hand to turn their lives around
The Comic Relief promise
In order to run itself in a professional and effective way Comic Relief incurs necessary significant costs. Raising funds, making grants and organisational overheads cost real money.
Despite these costs, Comic Relief is still able to promise that for every pound the charity gets directly from the public a pound goes to helping transform the lives of people living with poverty and social injustice. If Red Nose Day raises £50 million, Comic Relief will spend at least £50 million doing just that.
It can make this promise because its operating budget is covered in cash or in kind from all types of supporters like corporate sponsors and donors, suppliers, generous individuals and government (including Gift Aid) as well as from investment income and interest.
Ruth Barley
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