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NSPCC Call For Support For Second Childhood Day
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Dear Editor,

Re: Support Second Childhood Day on 1st June

It is a shocking fact but it is estimated that one in five children in the UK have suffered the horrors of abuse or neglect. It doesn’t have to be this way and we are calling on the people of County Down to help us.

The NSPCC’s second Childhood Day is taking place on June 1, 2019 and it is a day for us to stand together in Northern Ireland for every childhood and against abuse.

Support Second Childhood Day.

Every day the NSPCC in Northern Ireland is helping children and last year our Speak Out Stay Safe programme reached over 67,000 local primary school children, our centres in Belfast, Foyle and Craigavon worked directly with 500 children and families and our trained volunteer counsellors at our Childline bases in Belfast and Foyle delivered 38,285 counselling session to children in Northern Ireland and across the UK. However, we urgently need to be there for more children and young people.

During May we are asking people across Northern Ireland to stand with us and support our Childhood Day campaign and there are simple ways you can get involved: 

Catherine Nuttal is calling for support on Second Children’s Day. (Press Eye/Darren Kidd).

Volunteer –  Join our team of volunteers on dates throughout May and take to the streets of Northern Ireland to collect donations for badges. Visit: for all the details.

Get together with friends, family or in your workplace and organise a fundraising event. We have lots of childhood themed fundraising ideas to get you started.

Get a Childhood Day badge and wear it on June 1 to show your support

Donating just £3 could enable our Speak Out Stay Safe programme to reach another primary school child – giving them the knowledge to protect themselves from abuse and just £4 could answer a child’s call for help to our Childline bases in Belfast or Foyle when they feel they have nowhere else to turn.

Around 90% of our income comes from generous members of the public like you – so please join us. By supporting Childhood Day you are raising awareness and crucial funds to enable us to keep children and young people safe.

For further information on how you can get support this campaign please visit: or contact the NSPCC Northern Ireland team at: or 028 9035 1135.

Your sincerely,

Catherine Nuttall,

Fundraising Head of Region

NSPCC Northern Ireland

First Floor, Lanyon Building

Jennymount Business Park

North Derby Street

Belfast, BT15 3HN.