People across Nottinghamshire helped the NSPCC to fundraise and highlight child protection with a series of collections and events in the region.
This year’s Childhood Day took place on Friday, June 10, with fundraising events taking place in the days leading up to and after the flagship charity day as volunteers from Nottingham devoted hours of their free time to supporting the charity with a collection located in the city centre.
Other Childhood Day events across Nottinghamshire included a Trent dog walk, a collection are East Bridgford Garden Centre and a summer fayre that was hosted by the local NSPCC group in West Bridgford. At the summer fayre, visitors were able to enjoy classic games such as splat the rat, a coconut shy, tombola, face painting and a raffle.
Richard Akers from NSPCC West Bridgford, said: “Our Childhood Day summer fayre raised money that will go to the NSPCC, which relies on public donations for the majority of its funding, this could help fund the training for Childline counsellors, something our director Sarah Bond is currently undertaking.
“We are dedicated to children and our local community, and it meant a lot to us to help promote child protection and safeguarding for Childhood Day.”
Barbara Elsey, Community Fundraising Manager for Nottinghamshire, said: “We are absolutely delighted with all the support we received on Childhood Day and I would like to thank everyone from Nottinghamshire who give up their time to volunteer and support the NSPCC.
“Now is the time to step up, and it was therefore great and so heartening to see so many people throughout Nottinghamshire demonstrate such energy, enthusiasm and commitment to the NSPCC last week.
“For anyone who missed Childhood Day, there are still so many ways you can help us with volunteering and fundraising. Together we can make a difference for children.”
For more information about volunteering and fundraising, please send an email to Barbara at [email protected] or give her a call on 07980 009569 or 01780 471007.