National child protection charity is seeking volunteers from Milton Keynes this Christmas

    NSPCC is calling for enthusiastic, creative and determined individuals to help them protect children and young people from abuse and neglect.

    Around 90% of NSPCC and Childline income comes from donations and despite restrictions brought on by the pandemic, the charity has continued to still be here for children.

    Now, in December, the charity is seeking new volunteers to support their work and ensure they continue to be here for those who need them during Christmas, 2021 and beyond.

    Childline data shows that from March to September the NSPCC's counsellors delivered over 43,000 counselling sessions to children struggling with mental health relating to the pandemic.

    This continues to be the most common concern for young people getting in contact with the charity.

    During Christmas, the NSPCC will be here for children everywhere. Protecting them from abuse and supporting them when they feel they have nowhere else to turn. And throughout the festive season, and into the new year, the UK’s leading child protection charity is urging individuals and groups in Milton Keynes to sign up, and support this work with their own fundraising ideas.

    Craft O’Clock is just one NSPCC fundraising idea taking place in December. The initiative calls on all knitters, painters, upcyclers and everyone who loves to get crafty and asks them to create items to sell for donations. There are loads of other ideas centred around this creative fundraising venture and more information can be found online.

    On 21 December, join the NSPCC and walk for every childhood. If you’re unable to commit to this date, you can pick one that’s more convenient for you and your group.

    Emma Alexandra, Community Fundraising Manager for Buckinghamshire, said: “We currently live in a time where there is still an unprecedented number of children and young people suffering from abuse, neglect, online grooming and bullying and although figures from local police forces and our own statistics have revealed some of the reality there are still children suffering in hidden corners.

    “It’s time for us to work together and rebuild our society so it’s better for our children. With your help, we can combat child abuse and create a better and safer world for the next generation -  Because no child should be left to cope alone. We are here for children and you can be too by joining us today.”

    For more information please visit - https://join-us.nspcc.org.uk/volunteers/vacancy/community-fundraising-volunteer-hertfordshire/4749/description/.

    © MKFM News 2020 

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