Employees from Sunderland City Council will be manning the phone lines to help raise money for Sport Relief next week.
The council’s Customer Contact Centre has been acting as a volunteer pledge centre for the biennial charity event since 2009.
This year over 80 council employees have volunteered to man 75 telephone lines between 7pm and midnight for people to ring and pledge their donations.
Cabinet secretary, Councillor Mel Speding is also taking calls, while the Deputy Mayor of Sunderland Councillor Alan Emerson is attending to cheer volunteers on.
Volunteers will be entering into the spirit with team competitions, games and fancy dress.
Coun Emerson said: “It’s fantastic to see so many of our employees willing to give up their Friday night to volunteer for such a worthy cause. This is a very special event which raises lots of money for charities both here and abroad.
“We’re incredibly proud of our staff and the way they always pull out all the stops to support events like Sport Relief and Red Nose Day.”
The event will take place on Friday, Match 18.
Sport Relief runs on alternate years with Red Nose Day to annually raise millions of pounds for charity.
This is the seventh year running that employees from Sunderland City Council have been involved in taking telephone pledges and donations on Sport Relief and Comic Relief.
Money raised by Sport Relief helps to give people living in grinding poverty across Africa a better chance in life, and also helps poor and disadvantaged people and communities across the UK turn their lives around.
In 2014, the council handled an estimated 2,500 calls and coordinated donations of more than £67,000.