Leeds goes green in support of NSPCC's Christmas campaign for Childline
Leeds’ Civic Hall was lit up in green earlier this month to support the NSPCC’s Christmas campaign for Childline.
Get Your Sparkle On encourages the public to show their support for the children’s charity in December by wearing sparkling clothing or organising sparkle-themed events. Get Your Sparkle On leads into the NSPCC’s Light For Every Childhood Christmas campaign.
One in five children in the UK suffer abuse, and every year, specially-trained Childline counsellors around the country answer calls from children suffering their darkest hour. Sadly, one in three calls to Childline this Christmas will go unanswered.
Every sparkle, every sequin and every pound raised for the NSPCC helps protect children.
The charity's specially-trained counsellors speak to children and young people in their darkest hours every day of the year, even on Christmas Day, and £20 would help answer five calls to the Childline service.
Elaine Kaye, the NSPCC’s community fundraising manager for Yorkshire and Humber, said: “It is fabulous that this iconic Leeds building lit up green and it is especially significant for Childline as we have our very own base, in the heart of the city centre. For our wonderful volunteers seeing something so visual will make them truly proud. We can’t thank the city of Leeds enough.
“It’s easy for anyone to take part in Get Your Sparkle On this December – whether you’re just wearing a sparkly jumper, or organising a sparkling bake-off at work, every single penny raised will go towards helping children and young people get the help they need this Christmas.”
To find out more about how you can support the NSPCC this Christmas, search #SparkleOn or go to www.nspcc.org.uk/christmas/get-your-sparkle-on for your free fundraising pack.