67 children a day helped by Childline for suicidal thoughts and feelings

Authored by News Desk

The NSPCC has revealed - on average - 67 children a day are receiving help from its Childline service as they struggle with suicidal thoughts and feelings.

In 2018/19 Childline delivered 24,447 counselling sessions to young people plagued by a sense of despair, a three-year increase of a quarter (25%).

Most of those reaching out were teenagers, but there has also been a...

South Hams school children raise more than £2,000 for NSPCC with Rock Star fundraiser

Authored by Mary

Primary school children from the South Hams have raised more than £2,000 for the NSPCC by taking part in a special rock star themed fundraising event.

Woodlands Park Primary School in Ivybridge arranged the fundraiser for the children’s charity following a visit by the NSPCC’s Schools Service team, which delivered its ‘Speak out. Stay safe’ programme to the children.


Woman sexually abused as a child says Together for Childhood will help protect children from harm

Authored by News Desk

A woman who was sexually abused as a child has said a new programme of work to help prevent abuse has the power to change the lives of thousands of children, including many across Plymouth.

Emily has been finding out about how by joining forces with one Plymouth community, Together for Childhood is combatting child sexual abuse as part of an innovative programme that could be rolled...

NSPCC launch furry fundraiser as it appeals for Devon businesses to support its Bear Diaries  

Authored by Mary

Businesses in Devon have the chance to recruit a furry helper and raise crucial funds for the NSPCC thanks to its new fundraising initiative.

The children’s charity is launching a unique fundraising opportunity in association with Build-a-Bear in which only a limited number of local businesses will be able to take part.

For a £50 donation, businesses can acquire a temporary...

NSPCC and O2 urge parents to make online safety a New Year's resolution

Authored by Mike Page

The NSPCC and O2 are urging parents to make online safety a priority for their children if they are given smartphones, tablets or games consoles this Christmas.

The advice comes after the charity and mobile network operator found that thousands of parents who have played the O2 NSPCC Parents vs Kids online safety quiz were getting questions about parental controls wrong.


Superman Steve runs almost 400 miles in aid of NSPCC

Authored by Mary

This summer marks the end of a year-long fundraising push by a Plymouth man who has completed a series of sponsored runs to celebrate his 60th birthday.

Steve Neal has covered over 390 miles since turning 60 in June of last year, raising over £1,300 for the NSPCC by taking part in races dressed as popular superhero Superman.

He first started fundraising for the NSPCC in 2002...


NSPCC appeals for volunteers to keep children safe in Plymouth

Authored by News Desk

The NSPCC is appealing for more volunteers in Plymouth, to help teach primary school children about the different types of abuse.

The children’s charity funds a Schools Service across Plymouth, which sees trained members of staff and volunteers deliver Speak Out Stay Safe assemblies to children.

The assemblies are tailored to different year groups to ensure the content is age-...

Festival of Trees event raises thousands to help protect children

Authored by Mary

Plymouth businesses have raised thousands of pounds for the NSPCC this Christmas, by supporting its annual Festival of Trees event.

More than 25 Christmas trees, and garlands, are on display at the Theatre Royal Plymouth throughout the Christmas period, providing a festive treat for visitors and passers-by. Each has been sponsored and decorated by a local business, volunteers, school...

Get Your Sparkle On for NSPCC this Christmas

Authored by Mary

The NSPCC is encouraging people across Devon and Cornwall to get into the festive spirit and ‘Get Your Sparkle On’ as part of its Christmas campaign.

The children’s charity’s Christmas fundraising initiative asks people to get their friends, family or work colleagues together and sparkle up their outfits, or decorate their faces with eco-glitter.

Anyone taking part is...

NSPCC launches 'Letter from Santa' campaign

Authored by Mary

Dear Editor,

As we approach the festive season I would like to ask your readers in Plymouth to do something amazing this Christmas to support the vital work of the NSPCC by requesting a Letter from Santa.

We’ve teamed up with Santa himself to send personalised letters all the way from Lapland.

Each letter is printed and posted directly to your child in a festive...


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