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Island call centre for Childen in Need 2014

 

Around 200 Island volunteers are gearing-up for an exhilarating night, manning phones for the BBC Children in Need appeal.

For the first time in more than two decades, a call centre in the Isle of Man will handle some of the millions of calls expected during tonight's live appeal on TV.

It's being hosted through the night by Barclay's Wealth at the bank's Eagle Court centre in Douglas. 

Viewers of the BBC 1 Children In Need extravaganza tonight will see one phone number on screen for cash donations.

The calls will be diverted to centres around the UK and this year also to the Isle of Man, where a large team will take the pledges and a bell rung every time £1000 has been donated through Eagle Court.

Last year Children in Need, which helps disadvantaged children and young people across the UK, raised more than £31 million, its highest total ever.

Local charities Cruse Bereavement Care and Crossroads Care shared  £135,000 donated by the appeal to good causes in the Isle of Man in 2013.

 

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