Support for our family services

I am writing on behalf of the NSPCC in Sussex to thank your readers for their support over the last 12 months. The NSPCC relies heavily on the support of local people in order to provide our services for children and their families and we really do appreciate the efforts that people go to, especially in such a challenging financial climate.

I would also like to ask readers when thinking about their New Year resolutions, to consider supporting the NSPCC which helps to make a fundamental difference to the lives of vulnerable children and young people in Sussexand throughout the UK.

Last year was a really exciting time for the NSPCC as we launched our new ChildLine Schools Service. The service is aiming to visit every primary school by 2016, educating nine to 11 year olds about abuse and where to go to for help.

In Sussex the service now needs to recruit more than 70 volunteers to help deliver the service and reach the 519 schools and over 121,000 children in the county, and if any readers would like to find out more they can log on to www.nspcc.org.uk and visit the ‘Get Involved’ section.

This year we are also appealing for anyone with a place in April’s Brighton Marathon to use that place and raise funds for the vital services provided by the NSPCC.

Anyone wishing to find out more about the NSPCC or how they can support us, including through the ideas above, should contact their local fundraising team on 01293 651840 or log on to www.nspcc.org.uk.

RUPA-DEY AMIN

Head of community fundraising, NSPCC, Pear Tree House, 68 West Street, Gillingham, Kent ME7 1EF