Shots and BT Support Comic Relief

Aldershot Town players helped British Telecom staff raise almost £1000 by donning red noses instead of red shirts in aid of Comic Relief.

Many of the squad, including Caretaker Manager Chris Barker, joined staff at the BT Exchange, which overlooks the Electrical Services Stadium, to raise a total of £931.25 to help alleviate poverty in both the UK and Africa.

Barker said: “It was a fun afternoon, meeting BT staff and exploring the building we all see every day, but the most important thing was raising money for such a fantastic cause. I’m delighted that the Club and players could help support Red Nose Day, and particularly in Aldershot.”

Commercial Manager Mark Butler added: “This was a great opportunity for two long-standing members of the community, and two next-door neighbours, to work together for charity. I’m very grateful to Ray Stanton, Executive Vice-President of BT Advise, for his help, along with Sumi Bennett, and Debbie O’Mahoney and Becky Tomlin of Tikit. I hope that this is the first of many community initiatives together.”