Do you know what it means to help someone? Carrying out an act of support to someone can motivate and even changes lives. Whether it’s helping a colleague with their workload or donating to a charity, no matter how big or small the act of support is, it sets someone up for a better future.
Shield Safety’s chosen charity for a second consecutive year is the NSPCC, the UK’s leading children’s charity. It’s a charity that means a lot to colleagues at Shield Safety, who all appreciate the importance of protecting the lives of young people. We want to share with you the amazing work the NSPCC do, how we are supporting them this year, and what things you can do to contribute and help change a child’s life forever.
What do they do?
The NSPCC helps millions of children from abuse and neglect, both online and in person. With this vision, they need support from volunteers to overcome child abuse and neglect and to make our world a much safer place for young people to grow up in.
They do amazing work with children and young people which includes:
- Working with schools
- Therapeutic services
- Ground-breaking research
- Support and advice to families
- Campaigns for change
- National Helplines
Not only do they provide support to the children indirectly, but they also talk to children directly about any issues they have whether that’s at home or school. They give children an opportunity to speak to someone through their Childline on 0800 1111.
What to do to help
Shield Safety is a proud partner of NSPCC. In 2022 we set up numerous fundraisers to raise money for the cause – from Christmas activities including office bingo, a sweepstake for the FIFA World Cup, to taking part in the RUN60 challenge. All together colleagues raised a total of £612. For 2023 we have many more plans in the pipeline, with the idea to take part in more active challenges such as Tough Mudder as well as office-based activities including coffee mornings and bake sales (more details to follow soon) and have set a goal of raising £1,000.
Do you fancy a challenge? Take a look at NSPCC events you can get involved in to help raise awareness and money here https://www.nspcc.org.uk/charity-events/
How you can help
We want to continue helping the NSPCC reach its vision and we encourage anyone else to do so too – this doesn’t necessarily mean donating money, this could be anything from getting involved in their events to volunteering, find out about how you can support improving the lives of children and young adults here https://www.nspcc.org.uk/support-us/
If you’re worried about a child or young person you can contact them via the helpline on 0808 800 5000 or contact them online https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/reporting-abuse/report/report-abuse-online/