01 Jul Diamond Prize Draw to mark 35th anniversary of NSPCC’s jewel in the crown
CHILDLINE AND the NSPCC are calling on individuals and businesses to take part in the Childline 35 Club, which celebrates 35 years of a unique counselling service that has been there for children and young people since 1986. Entrants to the 35 Club Diamond Prize Draw can win the top prize, of the Chenevix Diamond Pendant and an Elsie&Tom candle, worth £500, with the charity hoping to raise £30,000 to cover costs for running the vital Childline service for a single day.
Childline provides a voice for children and a place for them to turn to for support – any time of day or night. From April 2020 to January 2021 Childline counsellors delivered 170,000 sessions to vulnerable children and young people. During the first spring lockdown, out of 17,000 counselling sessions delivered each month of the pandemic, 50 children a day turned to Childline after suffering abuse or neglect.
Any individual or company that raises £1,000 as part of the Childline 35 Club will be automatically entered in to our 35 Club Diamond Prize Draw, with the chance for runners-up to win 10 Elsie&Tom essential oil candles, each worth £25. Tickets are free, but entrants are invited to make a donation of £20 per entry; businesses and individuals can embark on 35-related challenges to raise funds via www.justgiving.com/campaign/Childline35Club.
Sarah Laffling, NSPCC Community Fundraising Manager, said: “It’s thanks to the kind support and donations we have been able to deliver this invaluable service. The Childline 35 Club is not only a way for us to celebrate the past 35 years but is also a way for local businesses to further support the organisation.”
“This past year has been difficult for us all as we’ve watched our lives and the lives of our children alter in ways we didn’t think were possible. But through it all it has shown us that we can do so much when we work together, even if we have to keep our distance and together, we really can make this a better year for children by supporting Childline.”
Emma Pratt at Elsie&Tom said: “When we saw the statistics about how many local children benefit from the service, we felt we had to step forward and join the 35 Club initiative. Everyone needs to play their part in making sure Childline is there for all children, and we are looking forward to helping make this campaign a success whilst also celebrating what the service has achieved over the last 35 years.”
Susannah Chenevix-Trench at Chenevix Jewellery said: “We are delighted to be supporting the Childline service and are glad to help with the task of raising funds that are vital to ensure this important service is here for the next generation too.”
If you would like to join the Childline 35 Club, please contact [email protected] or call 07974 028796.