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NSPCC Letter from Santa

by
alister
on
Oct 27 2010

Well it’s nearly that time again! Santa Claus is currently going through his lists to find out who’s been naughty or nice this year, I know that I’ve been good, but have you?!

The NSPCC charity has come up with a fantastic way for children to receive a special personalised letter from Santa, to confirm that YES, his sleigh will be stopping at their house this Christmas! This is the perfect way to send a special message and really bring home the true magic of Christmas.

The letter only costs a suggested £5 donation to the NSPCC, which I’m sure many parents and grandparents would be only too willing to give just to see the expression on a little ones face this festive season. I know I wouldn’t mind a letter from Santa this year, instead of the usual gas bills!

> > Click here to order a Letter from Santa

 

So why not spread a bit of holiday spirit this year with an NSPCC Letter from Santa, a sure fire hit with children of all ages, and probably a few adults too!

> > Order a Letter from Santa for just £5 and Help NSPCC

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Timpson’s Help Raise £2 million for NSPCC ChildLine

by
alister
on
Mar 31 2010

£2 Million TimpsonsNSPCC UK is delighted with the efforts of high street shoe repair and key cutting company Timpson, who over the last 10 years have managed to raise a staggering £2 million for ChildLine thanks to its staff and customers. Timpson’s launched an innovate fund raising scheme in 2000 called ‘small job – big difference’, which involved staff at their 650 UK shops carrying out small tasks in exchange for a £1 donation to ChildLine. These jobs were only simple, such as gluing a sole or punching a belt hole, but as you can see after 10 years they soon mount up!

Chairman of Timpson’s Ltd, John Timpson, said –

I feel very proud that a simple ‘eureka’ moment in the middle of the night 10 years ago has resulted in such a fantastic amount of money for ChildLine. At first I wondered whether customers would resent being asked to donate a pound for jobs that we used to offer for free. However, I need not have worried; most customers were happy to make a donation. I am delighted at the success of the scheme and to be supporting ChildLine. They provide a vital service for children who sometimes have no where else to turn. I really think the Timpson initiative goes to show how small jobs can accumulate to make a big difference for charity.

These small jobs may only take minutes to complete, but in the 10 years since the initiative began, Timpson’s staff across the country have punched more than a million holes and used over 5 tonnes of glue to reach the amazing £2 million milestone. To commemorate this amazing achievement, Timpson’s last week held a special ChildLine fundraiser to encourage more customers to make a donations by offering an extra £1 to ChildLine for every £10 a customer spends.

ChildLine founder and President Esther Rantzen said –

Timpson’s £2 million achievement is quite amazing. It’s positive proof of the dedication of their staff and the generosity of their customers. On behalf of the thousands of children who have used the ChildLine service I’d like to say a huge thank you. I hope the public will support Timpson’s charity week and continue to donate through the small jobs – big difference initiative all year round. Timpson has shown just how a small gesture can help to provide a vital lifeline for abused, frightened children who have nowhere else to turn for help. I hope any other businesses out there who feel inspired by this simple idea can also do something to help children in distress or danger.

Help the NSPCC today

The NSPCC help thousands of children each year, and with your donations they can endeavour to answer more calls from children who struggle to get through on their busy phone lines.

The NSPCC childrens charity are eager to raise £50million to help expand their UK services and recruit nearly two thousand volunteers. By donating to the NSPCC you can help stop atrocities happening to children.

> > click here to make a donation to the NSPCC

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Kicking Bullying into Touch with NSPCC

by
alister
on
Nov 25 2009

NSPCC rugbyThe NSPCC charity ‘Kick Bullying into Touch’ Campaign is now into it’s second year. This year’s Anti-Bullying Week launched by ChildLine and Premier Rugby, will involve a player ambassador from each Guinness Premiership rugby club. Former rugby World Cup winner Richard Hill was part of the Saracens coaching team helping to run sessions to help teach children how to tackle bullying through a number of exercises involving touch rugby.

This year will see a further 420 sessions taking place after last year, which saw nearly 18,000 children aged up to 11 years taking part in 360 schools across England. So far the programme has been a resounding success, with up to 97% of the children that took part saying they felt they had a better understanding of bullying after they had attended the sessions.

With school assemblies also planned to follow each session, it is expected than more than 250,000 children will be shown how how to tackle bullying since the Kick Bullying into Touch campaign started in 2008.

Help the NSPCC today

The NSPCC help thousands of children each year, and with your donations they can endeavour to answer more calls from children who struggle to get through on their busy phone lines.

The NSPCC childrens charity are eager to raise £50million to help expand their UK services and recruit nearly two thousand volunteers. By donating to the NSPCC you can help stop atrocities happening to children.

> > click here to make a donation to the NSPCC

Read our NSPCC review

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ChildLine and Saltaire Yamaha Music Schools Join Forces

by
alister
on
Nov 16 2009

childline rocks 09Childline UK have joined forces with the Saltaire Yamaha Music School and some of the world’s  biggest rockstars to launch a new national fundraising campaign to help provide a free helpline for youngsters in distress. Star names such as Kylie Minogue, Jools Holland and Paolo Nutini are all backing the plan to offer free starter lessons at a Yamaha Music School, in exchange for a donation to ChildLine Rocks.

Hoping to raise £60,000 from the 92 Yamaha schools to help support the NSPCC charity, the campaign is also supported by US rock legends like guitar ace Joe Bonamassa, who’s album Sloe Gin topped the US Billboard Blues chart for ten weeks. He said –

I think the fact that ChildLine Rocks and Yamaha are able to offer free music lessons to people of all ages, presents an amazing opportunity for people who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford it.

The campaign will finish next year with the annual ChildLine Rocks concert at Indigo, inside London’s O2 Arena. The first concert, held in 2008, raised more than £100,000 for ChildLine, and a band comprising pupils of the Yamaha Music School will be opening proceedings

ChildLine answers some 2.3million calls a year from distressed children across the country. Thanks to their partnership with the Saltaire Yamaha Music Schools, they can now not only raise much needed funds to try and gaurentee every call is answered, but also help the more fortunate to help the less fortunate in the community.

Help the NSPCC today

The NSPCC help thousands of children each year, and with your donations they can endevour to answer more calls from children who struggle to get through on their busy phone lines.

The NSPCC childrens charity are eager to raise £50million to help expand their UK services and recruit nearly two thousand volunteers. By donating to the NSPCC you can help stop atrocities happening to children.

> > click here to make a donation to the NSPCC

Read our NSPCC review

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I’m a Celebrity ChildLine Ball – Weds 21-10-09

by
alister
on
Oct 8 2009

celebrity childline ballThe NSPCC charity ‘I’m a Celebrity Childline Ball’ will be held at the Park Lane Hotel in London on Wednesday 21st October 2009. This sold out event will feature stars from the reality show and live Bushtucker Trials on the night, along with a champagne reception, 3 course meal, and an amazing auction with some unbelievable prizes for the lucky winners.

Along with all the usual glitz and glamour, guests will be bidding on a vast array of decedant lots, which include these exciting prizes –

  • The Big Brother 2009 chair
  • Breitling Jet flight of a lifetime
  • 3 nights in South Africa
  • 1 weeks holiday in Egypt
  • 8 nights in Greece Holiday
  • Charter your own yacht
  • Go behind the scenes on the set of Ghost Whisperer
  • Luxury Cruise for two with Silversea
  • Two tickets to the European MTV Award
  • A table at the London Film Critics’ Circle Awards
  • Links of London friendship bracelet
  • Dinner for two at The House
  • Cartier Tank Solo watch
  • Champagne afternoon tea at Hanbury Manor Hotel

With tickets priced at £3000 for a table of 10, it’s great to see events like this sell out, especially with all proceeds going to raise funds for the NSPCC’s Childline programme.

Help the NSPCC today

The NSPCC help thousands of children each year, and with your donations they can endevour to answer more calls from children who struggle to get through on their busy phone lines.

The NSPCC childrens charity are eager to raise £50million to help expand their UK services and recruit nearly two thousand volunteers. By donating to the NSPCC you can help stop atrocities happening to children.

> > click here to make a donation to the NSPCC

Read our NSPCC review

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NSPCC Number Day – Fri 04-12-09

by
alister
on
Oct 8 2009

number dayThe NSPCC charity is holding one of the biggest maths fundraising events in schools across the country on Friday 4th December 2009. Number Day is a great way to make maths fun and exciting, whilst also raising funds for the NSPCC and ChildLine. It’s also a great way for children to learn more about the NSPCC and their projects and services.

Simply register your schools support below, and once you have completed the simple form online, you will be given a unique website address to download –

  • Fundraising activity sheets
  • Assembly plans to launch your school’s event
  • Posters to promote your event
  • And much more …

The NSPCC Number Day is a great way for schools to help raise funds that will in turn make a real difference to children’s lives across the country. With 32,000 children in the UK alone on the protection register, it will be interesting for pupils to see how their hard work in the classroom can make a difference to the lives of vulnerable children.

Each pack contains a range of activity sheets that are designed for KS1-4 pupils, with clear links to the maths curriculum. This will allow teachers to differentiate the activities according to the needs of their class. Plus with the added assembly plan, the packs contain enough things to do and activities to ensure every school’s Number Day is an educational and fun filled experience.

> > Click here to download a Number Day Pack

Help the NSPCC today

The NSPCC help thousands of children each year, and with your donations they can endevour to answer more calls from children who struggle to get through on their busy phone lines.

The NSPCC childrens charity are eager to raise £50million to help expand their UK services and recruit nearly two thousand volunteers. By donating to the NSPCC you can help stop atrocities happening to children.

> > click here to make a donation to the NSPCC

Read our NSPCC review

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Surge in the Number of Boys Calling ChildLine

by
alister
on
Aug 5 2009

phoneboxThe NSPCC charity has reported that the number of boys receiving counselling has more than doubled in the past 5 years. Last year alone saw a record 58,311 boys use the Childline service, with bullying accounting for nearly 20% of all calls.

Other main call topics included sexuality, physical abuse and emotional stress within the family.ChildLine has always received more calls from girls than boys, though that trend is beginning to change. Now every one call in three is from a boys compared to five years ago when it was one in five.

Head of ChildLine, Sue Minto, said –

Desperate boys call ChildLine because they feel they have no one to turn to. It’s heartbreaking to hear their stories of rape and violent beatings, often by their parents. They sometimes suffer in silence for months before they tell anyone. By the time they call us they can be suicidal. There’s still the stigma that boys don’t cry but it may be there’s no longer so much pressure to be macho. Our counsellors are trained to help boys express their emotions – we want to encourage more of them to speak out about their abuse.

Not all the boys tell us whether they have spoken out about their problems before.But for nearly half of those who did it was the first time they were speaking out.  We strongly urge boys who are struggling with their problems to call us on 0800 1111. Since ChildLine joined with the NSPCC in 2006 the helpline has been expanded and answers more calls from children and young people than ever before.  Even so ChildLine is still unable to answer one in three calls but boys and girls need us more than ever and we urgently need public support to help save young lives and to be there for more children.

The NSPCC is urgently calling on the public to donate to its Child’s Voice Appeal. Even though the UK government has already pledged £30 million to help subsidise the childrens charity, more money is required to ensure that every call for help is answered.

Help the NSPCC today

The NSPCC help thousands of children each year, and with your donations they can endevour to answer more calls from children who struggle to get through on their busy phone lines.

The NSPCC are eager to raise £50million to help more children, expand the UK services and recruit nearly two thousand volunteers. By donating to the NSPCC you can help stop atrocities happening to children.

> > click here to make a donation to the NSPCC

Read our NSPCC review

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The NSPCC Childs Voice Appeal

by
alister
on
Nov 20 2008

The NSPCC charity has recently received £30 million from the government to help ChildLine answer many more children’s cries for help. So that whether they call, email, text or contact us online, we’ll be here for them.  What happens to a child who plucked up the courage to call for help, but didn’t get through?

In 2006/7, the NSPCC provided counselling to over 600,000 children.

By 2011 the NSPCC plan to provide counselling support for 1.2 million calls plus 380,000 online and SMS contacts. To help more children the NSPCC also plan to expand their UK services and recruit an extra 1,700 volunteers who will be able to answer over 1 million extra calls each year.

 

With the Government providing £30 million, the NSPCC need to raise a further £50 million to reach their goals. Once attained, ChildLine will be able to pick up the phone to almost 80% of all calls received, plus the money will allow us to talk to vulnerable children in more ways by expanding the email and text counselling service.

With your generosity you’ll be able to make a real difference to the life of a child, and work towards saving them from their abusers, attackers and bullies.

Help the NSPCC this Christmas with a Charity Gift

You can also help raise funds with the NSPCC Letter from Santa, where you can purchase a personalised letter from Santa himself by making a donation of £5 or more. This will not only bring joy to children you know, but you’ll also be helping the NSPCC bring an end to cruelty to children.

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NSPCC Big Bike Day

by
alister
on
Apr 10 2008

Why not help provide a better future for children across the country and join the NSPCC’s annual ‘Big Bike Ride’?

On the weekend of June 27th-29th, thousands of people around the UK will be cycling to help raise funds for the children’s charity. The Big Bike Ride is now into its 3rd year, and last year alone more than £175,000 was raised. To put that figure into perspective, this funding helped answer an extra 50,000 calls from children in need of advice on any number of issues, ranging from parental abuse to bullying.

 

The 3 main rides are taking place in Cardiff, Newcastle and Sussex, whilst another 30 local rides are planned across the length and breadth of the country. From Aberdeen to Ireland, from Coventry to Kimmel Bay, people will be riding bikes of all shapes and sizes to help stop cruelty to children.

If you’re unavailable for that weekend, or just fancy doing something different, why not organise your own Big Bike Ride? Grab some friends or work colleagues, plan your route, get sponsored, and help raise funds for the NSPCC in your own unique way. If you’re feeling competitive you could organise a race, or maybe a fancy dress cycle, it’s up to you.

So why not get on your bike and have some fun whilst raising funds, your ride WILL make a difference.

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Help to protect children with the NSPCC and win signed football shirts

by
alister
on
Mar 2 2008

The NSPCC Childrens Charity have teamed up with the world’s biggest football league (not soccer!), to help show the red card to child cruelty.

The winner of the NSPCC’s Premiership text promotion will win a signed shirt from EVERY team in the Barclays Premier League. Texts cost only £1.50 (including the standard rate), with 91p of every donation going directly to the NSPCC’s fight to help children’s lives around the country.

Fulham’s midfield dynamo Jimmy Bullard is fully behind the NSPCC’s stance on zero tolerance to abuse. He said:-

“Playing in a football match, sometimes you’re a minute from the final whistle and you can’t let people down, you just have to keep going. But I reckon a shift taking calls at ChildLine would be a real challenge. Listening to kids of all ages talk about being hit, and abused, that takes a lot of strength. That’s why I’m supporting the NSPCC’s Premiership text promotion and I hope you will too – text today and help change children’s lives.”

To enter, simply text ‘NSPCC’ to 87121 to be in with a chance of winning the 20 signed Premiership shirts. And remember, your entry not only gives you a chance of winning this great prize, it also helps the fight against child abuse in the U.K.

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