Flegg High School to join in ChildLine's Big Birthday celebrations
|Published: 18th July 2012 14:59|
Flegg High School in Martham, Norfolk has signed up to be part of ChildLine's Big Birthday week between 8th and 12th October, so why not join in the fun and get involved too!
The event, to mark ChildLine's 25th anniversary, will see primary and secondary schools and groups across Norfolk take part in a host of fun and quirky fundraising activities to celebrate the milestone and raise £250,000. As part of the celebrations, ChildLine is hoping to break the Guinness World RecordTM for the most greetings on a single birthday card, by inviting every school that fundraises to send in their greeting for inclusion in the giant card.
Mike Ward, Deputy Head of Flegg High School, told us why they are getting involved with the event: "We have worked closely with ChildLine for a number of years and received training on peer support from the NSPCC. We have raised a lot of money in the past and wish to continue supporting such an amazing organisation."
Flegg High School will be holding a whole host of fundraising activities throughout the birthday week, and to mark the end of the summer term have also held two non school uniform days this week, with all money raised going to ChildLine.
ChildLine founder Esther Rantzen is backing the Guinness World RecordTM attempt and urging local schools to show their support too, she said: "When ChildLine was launched back on October 30th 1986, it received 50,000 attempted calls on the first night from desperate young people who, until then, had no way of asking for help.
"Now, 25 years on we're still providing comfort and protection for children and young people who contact us by phone and online. But, of course, we need to raise funds to pay for the service. Taking part in the ChildLine Big Birthday week is a fantastic way for schools to show their support, helping us to continue our service for another 25 years and more."
Taking part in ChildLine's Big Birthday week is simple. To find out more and register for your fundraising pack and downloadable resources, visit: www.nspcc.org.uk/thebigbirthday
ChildLine, the free confidential helpline and online service for children and young people, has counselled almost 2.7 million children and young people since it was set up. Now ChildLine is able to answer almost every call and provides help and advice to thousands of children every day, about issues such as bullying, bereavement, abuse and family problems.