Staff from Spar UK are giving their support to help protect future generations of children by fundraising and volunteering for the ChildLine Schools Service, a ground-breaking service provided by the NSPCC.
The retail chain has supported the NSPCC and its ChildLine service since 2006, raising over £3.8m to date. This year they are supporting the delivery of this new service across the UK and will also encourage employees to volunteer for the service.
The Service helps primary school children to understand abuse, giving them the confidence to talk about it and the knowledge of where to find help if they ever need it. Trained volunteers will visit every primary school in every community in the UK, once every two years, delivering the Service to nine to 11 year olds though age-appropriate assemblies and interactive workshops.
Commenting on their support, managing director of Spar, Debbie Robinson said: “Spar is a community focused business and remains committed to supporting charitable causes. We are passionate about supporting local children and are delighted to now be backing the ChildLine Schools Service, which gives primary school children the awareness they need to recognise abuse, and seek help sooner.”
Charly Meehan, corporate account manager for the NSPCC, said: “Our partnership with Spar continues to be a tremendous success and we are thrilled that they have chosen to support the ChildLine Schools Service throughout the coming year. Spar’s support will go a long way to helping us protect a generation of children, one primary school at a time.”
For more information about the ChildLine Schools Service please visit:www.nspcc.org.uk/schools