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Ricoh to host Northampton reception to celebrate fundraising partnership with BBC Children in Need

Employees have volunteered to take donations at contact centres for the past five years - facilitating nearly £124,000 in donations last year

NORTHAMPTON, United Kingdom, 22 January 2016: Global technology company Ricoh will host a reception at its Northampton head office on Tuesday 26th January to celebrate its decade-long fundraising partnership with the BBC Children in Need.

Each year, Ricoh staff manage a programme of dedicated fundraising events – from long-distance cycling to hosting internal competitions and sporting events – and last year raised nearly £18,000.

Alongside fundraising, Ricoh’s team have been dedicating their personal time for BBC Children in Need for five years, enabling over £430,000 of public donations.

Selected as a BBC Children in Need Call Centre, November saw 130 Ricoh staff from Northampton also volunteer their time to staff 100 phone lines for the charity, facilitating £105,543.00 of donations from the public, during its annual TV appeal show.

Next Tuesday’s reception will feature presentations from Ricoh UK & Ireland’s CEO Phil Keoghan; Director of CR and People, Ricoh UK & Ireland, Rebekah Wallis; Head of Customer Support, Karen Ashby; and BBC Children in Need’s Alexandra Moyes. Guests will also hear from local Northampton charity Autism Concern who receives a grant from BBC Children in Need.

Phil Keoghan will then present a cheque for £17,818.37 for BBC Children in Need.

Rebekah Wallis, director of CR and People, Ricoh UK & Ireland, said:

“As a company committed to supporting the local community, we hope our employees' outstanding commitment to fundraising will play a small part in helping others who are less fortunate. From volunteering their own personal time to staff phone-lines late into the night and the early hours of the following Saturday, to raising money themselves, our team should be proud of their efforts and long may it continue into the future.”

|About Ricoh|

Ricoh is a global technology company that has been transforming the way people work for more than 80 years. Under its corporate tagline – imagine. change. – Ricoh continues to empower companies and individuals with services and technologies that inspire innovation, enhance sustainability and boost business growth. These include document management systems, IT services, production print solutions, visual communications systems, digital cameras, and industrial systems.

Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in approximately 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2016, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,209 billion yen (approx. 19.6 billion USD).

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