OXFAM’S chief executive Mark Goldring will appear on tonight’s Channel 4 programme Undercover Boss, posing as a new volunteer.
He spent a week in April being followed by camera crews, while wearing a long-haired wig and glasses, travelling across the UK and the Philippines to spy on the Cowley-based charity’s staff.
He said: “I worked with people in the shops and on the streets – a lorry driver who collects all of the clothes from donation banks, and then workers in the Philippines who are helping people recover from Typhoon Haiyan that hit in November. I saw an amazing range of staff who were so passionate and work so hard to get every pound possible for Oxfam.”
But it wasn’t all fun. Mr Goldring said: “It was very challenging out in the Philippines, especially when we were treating sewage from schools which had damaged plumbing.”
He said that Oxfam is set to benefit from the programme, adding: “When I was out on the street trying to get people to sign up to our donation service, they don’t like to give lots of personal details, so I’m looking at creating a system where they can just text without us having to get too much other information.”
Undercover Boss screens tonight at 9pm on Channel 4.
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