This year’s Telephone Campaign was unfortunately cancelled due to COVID 19. So, it became clear with the whole world embarking on a new-found virtual adventure, that it was time for us to try something new. For two weeks starting the 16th July, five students will be calling you to have fun and engaging conversations. The difference being that they can offer you a face-to-face conversation or a traditional call at a time that suits you. Furthermore, they will be seeking to raise funds for Student Support Now to address needs caused by the global pandemic. You will receive an email with more details shortly however in the meantime, if you would like to have a call, please do let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to speaking with you!
It was a fascinating experience calling up people and having an instant connection with them. Some of the stories that came up made me laugh out loud! In a way it did not matter if they were some kind of CEO – we both shared that bond of being from the Hall. So many people from all over the place clearly care about the Hall and hearing them offer to continue supporting was rather humbling. It was a great way of getting exposure to people from all walks of life and learning how to talk with them in a polite, calm and professional manner. I have ended up having to do a fair bit of fundraising in my current job and this was really helpful for learning how to do it.
A former member of our calling team
Some of our callers over the last few years have written a little on their experiences during the Telethon.
Pictures documenting recent campaigns which will give you a flavour of the student experience