Jo Brand to voice the Speaking Clock for Sport Relief

It’s that time of year again. BT has announced that comedian Jo Brand will lend her voice to the Speaking Clock to raise money for Sport Relief 2016.

She'll join a star-studded list of Speaking Clock alumni that includes Sir Ian McKellen, David Walliams, and Davina McCall.

As well as that, she's also going on a week-long 150 mile hike from Hull to Liverpool, starting tomorrow, as a BT Sport Relief Challenge to raise awareness about mental health and issues that affect women and girls.

Brand said: "Recording the voice for the BT Speaking Clock is a similar process mentally to walking 150 miles - it was long, boring and I had to eat a lot of chocolate bars to get through it. Luckily for callers I'm a professional at hiding this so you won't hear any rustling of wrappers and you'll be helping to support a good cause every time you dial 123."

BT is also implementing Chat for Change Day on 26 January, in which it will donate funds from calls made on its network to Sport Relief. That's 1p from every fixed BT landline call; 1p from every BT payphone call; and 25p from every call to its Directory Enquiry Service.

As usual, it'll also be lending its call centres and network management skills to Sport Relief to help manage its fundraising.

To hear Jo tell you the time, dial 123 from a BT landline any time before midnight on 20 March. It costs 38.9p per minute, with 10p of your call going to Sport Relief. Some providers other than BT let you call the Clock but may charge you differently.

Source: BT

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