From NSPCC SW:
The New Year is usually a time for a fresh start – making resolutions, getting fit, setting new challenges and goals. But as the nation plummets into another lockdown, it seems harder to commit to make a change.
With restrictions ongoing, it’s becoming even more important for us to find new and innovative ways to raise vital funds to help children at risk of abuse.
Children have been strongly affected by the pandemic. Since the first lockdown measures were introduced, the average monthly number of referrals from the NSPCC’s helpline to agencies such as the police or children’s service increased by 110% in the South West and the effects are far from over.
We’re calling on the public for support to help make 2021 a better year for children.
Whether people volunteer their time or take on a challenge, you can make a difference that will help us be here – keeping vital services like Childline running, and raising funds so we can keep adapting to the continuing challenges of the pandemic.
Although times are still tough, together we can help to protect and support children.
So please think about using the New Year to come up with some ideas to fundraise and help us be there when children need us most.
Let’s take on 2021 together and help make this a better year for children.
To find out more or to request your fundraising pack, visit www.nspcc.org.uk/support-us/events-fundraising/new-year-challenge.