This year’s Telephone Campaign ran between the 16 March until 12 April 2019. 13 current students greatly enjoyed speaking with more than 1300 alumni. We are pleased to report that in addition to numerous offers of careers support, the team raised just short of £280,000. This is a testament to the incredible generosity of alumni. Thank you for your support! An article on this year’s campaign will appear in the next issue of Front Court.
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