An Ilford bank call centre collected £68,000 for BBC Children In Need.

On Friday night, over 100 Metro Bank employees, and of course Pudsey the bear, volunteered at the bank’s Ilford call centre to take donations for BBC Children in Need.

This was the second year that Metro Bank’s call centre supported the annual television appeal for BBC Children in Need, which focuses on changing the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.

The call centre received thousands of phone calls and collected £68,000 of donations.

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Lee Protheroe, head of AMAZE Direct Contact Centres at Metro Bank said: “We’re thrilled to have supported BBC Children in Need again this year. Being a community bank is at the heart of what we do and our colleagues are really proud to be playing their part in this long-standing appeal.”

Volunteers at the Bank’s Ilford call centre took calls from 7pm – 1am.