Liverpool landmarks go sparkling green to support NSPCC - The Guide Liverpool

Liverpool landmarks go sparkling green to support NSPCC

12/12/2019

More of Liverpool’s most recognisable landmarks went green this week to support the NSPCC’s Christmas appeal.


Get Your Sparkle On encourages the public to show their support for the children’s charity on December 11 by wearing sparkling clothing or organising sparkle-themed events to raise money to help children across the UK.

The campaign was launched in Liverpool in November when the Royal Albert Dock projected an animated display across the famous attraction, and on Wednesday, Liverpool Town Hall, St George’s Hall and World Museum Liverpool joined dozens more buildings around the country – including Blackpool Tower, Tyne Bridge, London’s i360 and more – in lighting up green to support the charity.

Deborah Sefton, fundraiser for the NSPCC, said: “Liverpool has really gone all-out to go green for the NSPCC, and it’s really terrific to see St George’s Hall, Liverpool Town Hall and World Museum Liverpool go green for us this year. They really do look amazing!

“Whether you’ve supported by wearing a sparkly jumper, organised a sparkling bake-off at work, or even dropped a few coins into a collection bucket, every single penny raised will go towards helping children and young people get the help they need this Christmas.”

Adam Yates from Liverpool City Council said: “We’re so pleased to be able to support the NSPCC by getting our sparkle on at St George’s Hall and Liverpool Town Hall.

“The NSPCC and Childline staff and volunteers in Liverpool do an incredible job all year round to support young people and families around Merseyside, and we hope that by going green on December 11 we’ll encourage more people to support them in 2020 and beyond.”

Get Your Sparkle On leads into the NSPCC’s Light For Every Childhood Christmas campaign.

1 in 5 children in the UK suffer abuse, and every year, specially-trained counsellors in Liverpool and around the country answer calls from children suffering their darkest hour. Sadly, 1 in 3 calls to Childline this Christmas will go unanswered, and the fundraising campaign aims to bring a light to every childhood.

Every sparkle, every sequin and every pound raised for the NSPCC helps protect children. Our specially-trained counsellors speak to children and young people in their darkest hours every day of the year, even on Christmas Day, and £20 would help answer five calls to the Childline service.

To find out more about how you can support the NSPCC this Christmas, search #SparkleOn or click here for your free fundraising pack.

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