BT engineer from Doncaster gets chairman’s award

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A customer service engineer for BT’s local network business Openreach in Doncaster, Phil Hall, has received a BT chairman’s award.

The kindhearted BT worker has dedicated more than 25-years to helping disabled children.

Phil, who was also the winner of the fundraising award category, was personally chosen by BT chairman, Sir Michael Rake, for his outstanding commitment to volunteering.

He has been volunteering for 25-years with HCPT Doncaster Group 101, which takes children with disabilities on holiday to Lourdes every Easter. He received £3,000 for the charity at an awards ceremony at the BT Tower in London.

Phil has been group leader of the Doncaster charity for 18-years and works tirelessly with other volunteers, including his wife Margaret, to provide fun, once-in-a-lifetime trips for children, as well as important respite for their parents and families.

Since Phil became involved, the charity has been able to provide holidays to more than 250 children with varying disabilities. Phil is responsible for helping the group raise all the required funds for the trips, more than £10,000 per year, as well as ensuring that all logistics for the trips, including CRB checks for volunteers and travel arrangements, are in place.