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Army of volunteers take CiN donations

Sir Richard and Lady Gozney and Mayoress Gill Skinner with Pudsey bear and Barclays staff

Local charities to benefit from appeal

Two hundred volunteers from Barclays spent Friday night manning phone lines in Douglas for the BBC's Children in Need appeal.

Lieutenant Governor Sir Richard Gozney declared the evening open as the bank's call centre at Eagle Court went live for donations at 7pm.

Over the course of the evening, staff fielded several thousand calls, as the UK-wide total reached more than £46.5 million.

Bereavement charity Cruse and the Children's Centre are among Island charities which receive funding from Children in Need.

It's third year running Barclays has hosted the call centre. 

Organiser Stuart Nelson says staff really enjoy helping: