23
March
2016
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13:25
Europe/Amsterdam

Worsley man wins fundraiser of the year award

Summary
BT Chairman recognises Keith Tulsie’s huge contribution to children’s charity

A senior BT manager from Worsley has received a top award for his tireless fundraising work to help disadvantaged children in the UK and around the world.

Keith Tulsie has helped to raise over £100,000 in the five years that he’s been involved with charity Georgia’s Children of the World.

Now he’s been recognised out of thousands of BT employees by BT’s chairman, Mike Rake, as the company’s fundraiser of the year and overall winner of the annual BT Chairman’s Awards.

When his friend, Steve Murray, set up Georgia’s Children of the World in 2011, Keith threw himself into fundraising in memory of Steve’s daughter, Georgia, who died from a heart condition in 2011 at the age of 19.

Inspired also by his own son who was born with a heart defect in 1997, Keith has helped to raise money to set up four ‘Georgia’s Houses’ in locations such as Cambodia and Romania to provide schooling and improve health and welfare for disadvantaged children.

Keith explained what it means to him to win the award: ”It’s going to make a massive difference to the projects we support and improve the lives of so many children. I’m dedicating this award to the memory of Georgia.”

Keith and the team are currently working on opening up ‘Georgia’s House’ number five, which is an extension to the existing Lifecentre which does amazing work with young children and their families in Salford.

The fifth annual ‘G-Fest’, the main fundraiser for the charity, will take place on Sunday May 1st at The Ellesmere Sports Clubin Worsley and will feature bands such as The Smiths Ltd and the Kar-Pets.

Keith won £1000 for his fundraiser of the year award and £3000 for overall winner.

His whole family (wife, son and daughter) work for BT and he has been with the company for 36 years. Keith is currently a senior project manager in Openreach, BT’s local network business.

www.btchairmansawards.com

Video about Keith’s charity work - https://www.btchairmansawards.com/video/86

http://georgiaschildren.weebly.com

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