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Jimmy Adams joins volunteers for Red Nose Day fun

Sunday 15th March 2015

Men’s First Team

Kent head coach Jimmy Adams joined volunteers at Chaucer Direct in Whitstable raising money for Comic Relief on Friday.

The former West Indies star joined spin bowler Imran Qayyum to support staff at the car insurance firm who were taking donations during the Red Nose Day BBC telethon.

Left-arm spinner Imran Qayyum, understudy to England spinner James Tredwell, said: “It was great to get involved and it’s interesting to see what goes on behind the scenes. On television you see so much, but you don’t get to see how the money is raised and the work that goes on at the call centres.”

Dominic King presented Radio Kent's drivetime show there with visitors including FIjian rugby ace Nicky Little, an Only Fools and Horses tribute and volunteers from Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys in Canterbury.

Call centre workers stayed until midnight taking more than 2,500 calls from TV viewers as the appeal raised more than £78 million for good causes in the UK and Africa with total donations surpassing £1 billion in the event's 30-year history.