Written by: Griffiths & Armour on: 30 Jun 2021

NSPCC receives fundraising boost for Childline Service

Following our recent 24-hour exercise-a-thon fundraiser involving clients and members of our team we were delighted to present funds totalling £2,500 to help boost the NSPCC Childline Services.

Griffiths & Armour Partner, Simon Keenan, who also took part in the fundraiser, met NSPCC representative Beth Pochin (pictured) outside their Hargreaves Centre in Liverpool to deliver a ‘socially distanced’ total funds raised cheque. The NSPCC’s Hargreaves Centre is also home to their Childline service in the region, which has been earmarked to be the main beneficiary of the funds raised by our clients and team members.

Over the past 15 months throughout the pandemic, Childline has delivered a staggering 54,926 counselling sessions to children and younger people. Typically, these highly skilled volunteer Childline councillors will deal with the highest number of counselling sessions between midnight and 1am and 34% of all counselling given during the night is related to mental health and emotional wellbeing.

Beth Pochin, Corporate Partnerships Manager, NSPCC commented:

“The past year has been difficult for us all. And we’ve seen our lives, and the lives of our children, change in ways we couldn’t have imagined. We’re so grateful to everyone at G&A for continuing to support the NSPCC during this difficult time, and helping to make sure we can still be here for children. We’ve been really inspired by the 24-hour challenge and would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who took part!”

Simon Keenan, Partner commented:

“We have been proudly supporting the amazing work of the NSPCC for a few years with various fundraising events. When the pandemic struck, we decided we wanted to continue this but needed to come up with something creative to stay within government guidelines. I’d like to personally thank everyone who took part, especially those who exercised through the night and early hours, we are delighted the funds we have raised will contribute positively to the NSPCC’s Childline efforts.”