Join The Joy Of Staying In Party With The NSPCC

Support the work of NSPCC Northern Ireland with the Joy of Staying In virtual event.

As lockdown continues across Northern Ireland, virtual catch-ups and socialising have become the new normal.

NSPCC Northern Ireland’s North Down Fundraising Committee is urging people across the country to join in a very special night and help support the leading children’s charity at the same time.

The virtual JOSI (Joy of Staying In) evening will take place on Friday, November 6 from 7.30pm.

Local businesses taking part include Debbie Morton Beauty and Holistic Therapies. Debbie will demonstrate a natural make-up look, Helen McMahon, Tropic Consultant will talk viewers through her range of Tropic products and Lorraine McConnell from Joli Clothing, providing a fashion and accessory edit showcasing outfits to suit everyone with ideas for Christmas too.  

Joanne McMaster, Supporter Fundraising Manager at NSPCC Northern Ireland, said: “We are extremely grateful to North Down Fundraising Committee for their continued support. 

“At this time of year, traditionally, we would be heading into one of our busiest fundraising periods of the year but as the pandemic continues all of our planned events have been cancelled. 

“The world is currently a very uncertain place and it is has impacted the lives of all children and some may not know who to turn to for help. Despite the JOSI Night being virtual, it will still be a fun filled evening and a great way to raise money for Childline.”

Childline, which is run by the NSPCC, provides a safe, confidential place for children with no one else to turn to, whatever their worry, whenever they need help.

“Children can contact the free counselling service, which runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year on the phone or online. It has two bases in Northern Ireland – at Belfast and Foyle – and has adapted very quickly to be able to support children during the pandemic, with staff and volunteers being designated key workers by the Northern Ireland Executive.

“This year, Childline data revealed in Northern Ireland since lockdown an increase of more than 25 per cent in young children getting in touch about their mental health and emotional wellbeing.

To take part in the event, please contact: 

by November 5 to secure your place and provide your name and email address, then click on: 

to make a suggested donation of £5. 

On Friday November  6, participants will receive an email with a link to join the virtual event. 

All attendees will be entered into a free raffle. Follow @nspccnorthernireland on Facebook

to share the event with family and friends.