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12 Aug 2022

People of Derry urged to 'get their sparkle on' for NSPCC Northern Ireland

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NSPCC Northern Ireland has launched its ‘Light for Every Childhood’ Christmas Appeal with the help of local ambassador and broadcaster Stephen Clements.

The children’s charity is focusing on raising awareness of the nature and scale of neglect, highlighting how one child in every ten suffers from this form of abuse.

As part of the campaign the charity is also encouraging the public to get involved, with December being the month to ‘Get Your Sparkle On’, and text to donate to the NSPCC.

The new fundraising initiative asks people to get together at work, at school or with friends and family, dress-up in a glitzy outfit, wear a Christmas jumper or decorate their face with eco-glitter and donate £3 to the NSPCC by texting SPARKLE to 70007.

To get involved you can sign-up via www.nspcc.org.uk/Christmas where you will find all the tips and information you need to hold a sparkle party.

Catherine Nuttall, NSPCC Northern Ireland Head of Fundraising, said: “Christmas is a time when we celebrate with our nearest and dearest, so we thought why not add some sparkle to your celebrations. Every sparkle, every sequin and every penny you raise can do amazing things for children.”

The funds raised for the charity’s ‘Light for Every Childhood’ Christmas Appeal will help the NSPCC keep children safe from abuse and neglect this Christmas, and all year round.

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