Last updated 13 December 2017
Stockport town hall to be lit up in green for Christmas for children campaign
Stockport’s majestic Town Hall will be lighting up Green from the 13th – 20th December to support the NSPCC’s Light up Christmas for Children campaign.
The campaign, in partnership locally with Manchester Evening News and Sky Cinema highlights the scale and impact of child abuse and neglect, raise awareness of Childline and explain why the NSPCC needs public support and donations to ensure the service can be there for every young person.
NSPCC’s Community fundraising manager for Stockport Deborah Sefton said:
“The holidays can be a lonely time for some children, but with your help, we can be there for all those children and young people who desperately need our help. Right now, we can only answer three out of four calls to Childline, but by donating just £4, you can help us get to the one in four.”
“It is fabulous that the Town Hall will be lighting up green and I am sure it will be a real beacon for our fantastic fundraisers, the local Stockport branch who devote so much of their time and enthusiasm throughout the year to raise much needed funds.”
Councillor Colin Foster, Stockport Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Family Services said
“This Christmas a child will contact Childline every 25 seconds. They’ll talk about things like bullying, family problems, self-harm and depression problems they often feel they can’t talk to anyone else about. Being able to talk to Childline could be the moment that turns their life around. We are pleased to raise awareness of the NSPCC’s campaign and hope the generosity of the people of Stockport will help light up Christmas for children and give them a brighter future”.
If you would like to join the NSPCC fundraising team or learn about their Stockport events please call 07827 230870 or email:firstname.lastname@example.org.