In an ambitious charity challenge, employees from Ernst & Young have pledged £3,500 to a community project in Gambia.
The fundraisers are hoping to make the money with a charity auction at their Colmore Square offices tonight.
The auction is open to the public and has been organised in conjunction with Hamstead Hall Community Learning Centre, a community partner of Ernst & Young's Birmingham office.
Hamstead Hall is funding the construction of a primary school in Abuku in Gambia, and the money raised by Ernst & Young will be used to furnish the new classrooms.
The 40 lots going under the hammer in the charity auction are a bespoke diamond necklace, CBSO concert tickets, a signed football shirt from the Birmingham City Football Club, tickets to an England versus Wales rugby match, a Ferrari driving experience, and a plasma screen TV.
Ronnie Bowker said: "This is a fantastic initiative and we are pleased to have been able to offer our support. The new school will make a huge difference to the people of Abuku as the local children are currently taught in run down sheds, and are equipped with a bare minimum of learning resources and books."
He added: "The £3,500 we have pledged to raise seems like an ambitious target but, with so many fantastic items up for grabs in the charity auction, I have every confidence that we will meet our target.
Ronnie explained that in addition to the auction, Ernst & Young's Birmingham office would be offering both practical and financial support to the Abuku school project.
He said: "For one week in Spring, a team of ten Ernst & Young volunteers, and 12 staff and students from Hamstead Hall, will be rolling up their sleeves to help with painting and decorating the new school.
"Our team of willing volunteers will be offering a helping hand to prepare the school for its first pupils."
For details of the lots on offer at the EY charity auction, or to place a bid, please contact Caroline Horberger on: 0121 535 2516 or firstname.lastname@example.org.