Nurseries in Cheshire invited to get on their marks, set, GO! for the NSPCC
|Author: Lucy Hird||Published: 13th May 2010 11:38|
The NSPCC's Pedal Push is back. And this year it's set to be bigger than ever with nurseries across Cheshire invited to join in the fun.
The NSPCC is encouraging nurseries, playgroups and schools from all over the UK to be a part of this ‘wheely' fun event and raise money for children and young people who rely on the charity's help.
Pedal Push, which is now in its 14th year, is a really flexible, easy way for children to raise funds for the NSPCC. Toddlers and youngsters are sponsored to pedal, ride or be pushed around a fun course at their nursery, playgroup or even their local park. It's easy to organise and can be held at any time of the year. There is no minimum distance or number of laps that must be completed and it is suitable for children of all ages and abilities to take part in.
Organisers will receive a free Pedal Push pack that contains medals, stickers, flag template, sponsor envelopes and certificates for each child along with a poster, a finish line banner and a helpful ‘How to' guide. The pack also includes lots of activities and top tips to download to prepare for the starting line.
Martin Ashton, head of local fundraising in the North West for the NSPCC, said: "Pedal Push is a fantastic and healthy annual fundraising activity, allowing young children to get on their bikes and trikes and make a real difference for other children. The money raised from Pedal Push will go to our Child's Voice Appeal.
"Since the Appeal launched in 2008, ChildLine has counselled over one million calls, helping children through their worries, and enabled live, online counselling through ChildLine.org.uk for the very first time. We are also developing the NSPCC's Helpline for adults with concerns about a young person, enabling us to help protect children who are too young or vulnerable to help themselves.
"Vital funds raised through initiatives like Pedal Push are enabling us to train more counsellors, develop the services as technology evolves and answer even more cries for help from children."
If you are interested in organising your own Pedal Push, register now at www.nspcc.org.uk/pedalpush, call 0800 10 1996 or email email@example.com for more information.