Call For Support For NSPCC Childhood Day

Donaghadee woman calls for local people to support NSPCC’s Childhood Day

Donaghadee woman calls for local people to support NSPCC’s Childhood Day

NSPCC Northern Ireland is bringing everyone together this summer to have fun and to highlight child protection with Childhood Day – the charity’s flagship landmark fundraising event.

Childhood Day, which is on Friday 10th June, is an annual event where families, friends and colleagues celebrate childhood by organising events to raise money which will be used to help keep children safe.

Joanne McMaster, NSPCC.

To help make this the best Childhood Day yet, Donaghadee woman and NSPCC Northern Ireland’s Supporter Fundraising Manager, Joanne McMaster is appealing for people across County Down to support our local street collection.

Joanne said: “NSPCC has never been more important. In 2021/22, our Helpline, for adults who are concerned about a child, made 337 referrals about abuse and neglect to agencies in Northern Ireland such as the PSNI and social services – an average of almost one referral each day.

“As a charity, we rely on public donations and we know that with the support of local people here in North Down we can take action against child abuse, and raise funds to keep children safe.

“Whether you’re organising a sponsored kickabout in the park, a board game, a musical get-together or an online gaming tournament, we want your help to get everyone having fun together for such an important cause.

“In particular, we urgently need people to join our street collection in North Down on Saturday 11 June, so please contact us if you’re able to give your time, energy and enthusiasm – even if you have only couple of hours to spare, it would be really appreciated. I’ll be there shaking a bucket and it will be a great day! I would love it if you could join me and together we can make all the difference for children.”

Sign up here to play your part: 

or please contact the NSPCC Northern Ireland Team at:

By supporting Childhood Day, you are raising awareness and crucial funds to enable the NSPCC to protect children and young people across Northern Ireland.