Sheffield call centre has got talent

Sky Sheffield's Got Talent winner Ted Tomen with boxer Ross Burkinshaw
Sky Sheffield's Got Talent winner Ted Tomen with boxer Ross Burkinshaw

Call centre staff from one of Sheffield’s biggest employers showed their musical magnificence when they got together for a charity event.

Workers held the Sky Sheffield’s Got Talent contest at Genting Casino in the city centre, raising £1,500 for the Royal Marines Benevolent Fund.

Guitarist Ted Tomen, from Eckington, was the winner of the talent contest, in which singers, musicians, dance troupes and a magician battled it out against each other.

Sky raised money for the fund through tickets sales to the event and a raffle, with prizes including two tickets to see Alicia Keys.

Laura Oades, charity events organiser at Sky Sheffield, said: “It was a huge success.”

Former soldier and Sheffield-based professional boxer Ross Burkinshaw, a 26-year-old bantamweight fighter, who received the cheque on behalf of the fund, said: “Such a large amount was raised for a worthy cause.”