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A group of British celebrities have donated their voices to charity in a unique way. Callers to British Telecom’s talking clock this month will have the time read to them by members of Girls Aloud and Take That.

Among the stars to take part in the campaign to raise money for Comic Relief are Cheryl Cole, Kimberley Walsh, Gary Barlow, Chris Moyles and Fearne Cotton.

BT will donate 10p from every speaking clock call made from a BT fixed line in the UK up to March 23. British callers should dial 123 for the service.

Some of the stars are also taking part in a charity challenge to climb Mount Kilimanjaro later this month.

Along with Ronan Keating, they will take part in an eight-day trek in Tanzania to raise money for Comic Relief, which will be filmed and aired in the run up to Red Nose Day on 13 March.

“I went to Africa for Comic Relief 18 months ago and the images from that trip have stayed with me and made me want to do something big to make a difference and raise money,” said Take That’s Gary Barlow. “The other people on the climb feel similarly, so it made sense to ask them to join me. I have chosen the people I want to be stuck on the side of a mountain with, even if we are the least likely you would expect to find there.”

The celebrities leave at the end of February.

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