Leading BPO provider, Webhelp, cooked up a culinary storm in India to raise £2100 for a children’s welfare charity.
Corporate leaders from across the globe, including Webhelp UK’s Andy Webster who was a highly commendable runner-up in the competition, joined four time Michelin-starred chef Vikas Khanna for a heated charity cook-off, swapping business for biryani with the sole purpose of supporting Smile Foundation’s ‘Nutrition for Better Literacy’ campaign.
Webhelp’s partnership with the charity started as a result of the earthquake crisis in Nepal. It left a lasting impression on its 300 strong workforce in India who felt the tremors at the company’s HQ in Cyber Hub and subsequently saw all that was going on 600km away.
Since then, Webhelp has continued to express its support for the people of India and Nepal raising scores of money through games weeks, dress down days, sponsorships, collections and charity events such as the recent ‘Cook for a Smile’ event in Delhi.
Andy Webster, Director of Group Central Services at Webhelp UK, said: “It was an absolute pleasure to be involved in Smile Foundation’s fun initiative and to help raise money for an extremely important cause.
“Education is something that every child should have access to so as a business we are very proud to be able to support India’s next generation.
“We all had such a great day and in managing to finish second it taught me that my cooking wasn’t too bad after all.”
New Delhi-based Smile Foundation was established in 2002 by a group of young corporate professionals keen to positively change the live of underprivileged children, their families and communities in Delhi through grassroots initiatives, such as bringing education to those most in need.
Webhelp India was formed as a Professional Services and Live Chat centre of excellence for the Groups’ operations in Europe and South Africa, offering both comprehensive and high quality levels of support across a number of key business areas.