NSPCC Northern Ireland calls for local people from Belfast to support NSPCC’s Childhood Day

NSPCC Northern Ireland is bringing everyone together this summer to have fun and to highlight child protection with Childhood Day – the charity’s flagship landmark fundraising event.

Childhood Day, which is on Friday 10th June, is an annual event where families, friends and colleagues celebrate childhood by organising events to raise money which will be used to help keep children safe.

To help make this the best Childhood Day yet, NSPCC Northern Ireland’s Supporter Fundraising Manager, Joanne McMaster is appealing for people in Belfast to join our local street collections.

Joanne said: “NSPCC has never been more important. In 2021/22, our Helpline, for adults who are concerned about a child, made 337 referrals about abuse and neglect to agencies in Northern Ireland such as the PSNI and social services – an average of almost one referral each day.

“As a charity, we rely on public donations and we know that with the support of local people in Belfast we can take action against child abuse, and raise funds to keep children safe.

“Whether you’re organising a sponsored kickabout in the park, a board game, a musical get-together or an online gaming tournament, we want your help to get everyone having fun together for such an important cause.

“In particular, we urgently need people to join our street collections in Belfast on Friday 10 June, so please contact us if you’re able to give your time, energy and enthusiasm – even if you have only couple of hours to spare, it would be really appreciated. I’ll be there shaking a bucket and it will be a great day! I would love it if you could join me and together we can make all the difference for children.”

Sign up here to play your part – https://www.nspcc.org.uk/support-us/events-fundraising/childhood-day/volunteer/ or please contact the NSPCC Northern Ireland Team at FundraisingSupportTeam@NSPCC.org.uk. By supporting Childhood Day, you are raising awareness and crucial funds to enable us protect children and young people, from Northern Ireland.

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