Almost 100 staff volunteers at AXA’s Teesside office and Officer Spike, the star of Channel 5 show Police Interceptors, will man the phone lines to raise money for Red Nose Day.

From 6.30pm to 11pm on Friday 24 March, the office will become a Red Nose Day call centre, with volunteers from AXA taking calls from the public.

The team will also be raising money with a selection of fun and games, including 10 pin bowling, table football and a raffle.

Michael Baines, business analyst at AXA Insurance said: “We are delighted to be part of Red Nose Day and help in any way we can to raise funds for such as excellent cause. The response from our staff in the Teesside office has been great and we look forward to handing over a nice cheque to the Red Nose Team.”

Paul Fortune, team leader at AXA Insurance, said:  “Everyone in our office is really getting into the spirit and we will be wearing red on the day. Red Nose Day raised almost £100m in 2015 for good causes and we hope we can help them raise even more this time.”

Police Inspectors star Officer Spike added: “I am delighted to be involved with AXA’s effort to raise funds for Red Nose Day. Charity work is particularly close to my heart so I am hoping we can take plenty of calls and sell as many raffle tickets as possible.”

Comic Relief was launched in 1985 with the aim of driving positive change through the power of entertainment, so far it has raised more than £1bn for good causes.