Charity appeal for continued support

I WOULD like to say a personal thank you to all of your readers who have helped support the NSPCC throughout 2011.

Thanks to the public giving generously, we have made significant strides for children this year.

At the start of the year we began to roll out the ChildLine Schools Service, particularly focusing on seven to 11-year-olds.

The service visits primary schools and aims to help children understand what abuse is, including bullying, how to protect themselves and how to seek help if they need it.

Over the past 25 years, ChildLine has spoken to more than 2.6 million children about concerns ranging from bullying to sexual abuse.

In November we launched our ‘All Babies Count’ campaign to highlight the vulnerability of babies and to call for better and earlier support for new parents.

Babies are more likely to suffer neglect and abuse and are eight times more likely to be killed than any other child. Make it your New Year’s resolution to vulnerable babies to help us make All Babies Count.

Pledge your support at www.allbabiescount.nspcc.org.uk or by liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter @NSPCC.

We are always extremely grateful to everyone in Northumberland for their continued support and generosity.

We wish you all a peaceful New Year.

LIZ STOKOE

NSPCC Community Fundraising Manager North East