The NSPCC is calling for support to help make a fundamental difference to the lives of vulnerable children and young people in Devon by supporting their work in 2011.
Whatever your skills, talent and time available, the NSPCC is calling on people in Devon to put them to good use to help support vital services such as ChildLine and the NSPCC Helpline.
Local fundraising manager Donna Statham told the Devon Week: “There are so many ways you can help us help more children and young people in 2011. We have some great events taking place throughout the year. If one of your new year’s resolutions is to get fit then look no further, or if you want something less physically demanding, how about a dress down at work day, or have you ever considered volunteering?”
For a physical and rewarding challenge how about taking part in one of the 11 hiking challenges across the UK – your nearest HACK (Hike Against Cruelty to Kids) is taking place on September 11 in Dartmoor. For more details log on to the NSPCC’s Hack page or call 0800 101 996.
If a 20+ mile hike isn’t your thing, join us in the shorter HACK family walk at Loe Pool in Cornwall in May. Or for a less gruelling but equally rewarding event, join one of our sponsored Aerobathons at leisure centres in the area in February.
How about using your skills in one of the many volunteering roles on offer at the NSPCC?
Donna said: “We have so many opportunities for people to get involved – and it doesn’t have to involve a lot of exercise! We always need help at events to shake buckets, or help in our admin offices across the region. We also need people for our ‘cheering teams’ at sponsored events to boost the morale of those taking part for the NSPCC. If you can’t commit regularly, just a few hours at an event will still help to make a huge difference. Why not sign up to help out behind the scenes at the South Devon HACK?”
For details of all events happening across Devon and to make a donation, visit the NSPCC website or contact Donna Statham on 07976 065207.