Dig out your crazy Christmas hats and jumpers (optional) and start your Christmas celebrations with our NSPCC Christmas Quiz and help raise much needed funds for the NSPCC.
Once we are aware of the post lockdown regulations, please advise us of your final numbers and forward payment.
We will need the email addresses of the host and any remote team members.
Please contact Lori Kerr if you are interested in putting together a team.
How our fundraising makes a difference
On average, a child contacts Childline every 25 seconds.
- £12 could answer three calls to children who have nowhere else to turn.
- £54 could cover the cost of a Childline supervisor for two hours.
- £190 could fund an entire Childline supervisor shift.
Childline: supporting young people struggling during lockdown
Having been a Childline counsellor for 6 years, Omar thinks the isolation of lockdown has put children’s mental health at breaking point. He says Childline have supported young people struggling with missing their friends, having no-one to talk to, or experiencing tensions at home.
“What I’ve realised is that it’s no longer just about kids who would typically be identified as ‘vulnerable’. In lockdown, all children’s mental health is at greater risk. We are an essential service. We continue to pick up when other services are shutting down or when children are moved on from other services. They don’t have to book an appointment, they don’t have to be referred, they can just pick up the phone and call. ”
Omar, Childline counsellor of 6 years.