CHILDLINE ADVICE: Together we can do amazing things for children in 2021

It’s probably safe to say we all want this year to be more positive than the last twelve months have been, and no doubt many of you are a couple of days into your New Year’s resolutions.

Lace up your running shoes to help fundraise for children in 2021.
Lace up your running shoes to help fundraise for children in 2021.

But while a month without sweets, crisps or alcohol might be good for you – and I’d certainly never try to dissuade you from that – this January, the NSPCC is asking if you can spare some time and energy to help make 2021 a better year for children across the region.

Childline is an essential service for children every single day, but last year we saw just how vital our work is for young people as they spoke to us and sought support for abuse, neglect, or mental health issues while suffering increased pressure under the pandemic.

Young people need us, and we need you – your support through donations helps ensure we can be here for children when they need us most, with 90% of our funding coming from the public.

COVID-19 means we need new and innovative ways to raise money this year, which means we need your passion, enthusiasm and ideas to fundraise in your community to help make 2021 a better year for children.


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If you want to go further afield, and look to support the NSPCC while challenging yourself, we’ve got plenty of opportunities for that too – whether you fancy lacing up your walking boots or your

running shoes, you can sign up to a challenge, join #TeamNSPCC and earn pounds every time you pound the pavement and we’ll be with you every step of the way. This January, instead of giving something up, why not take something on? Get involved with Childline and the NSPCC, and be a part of something bigger. There are lots of ideas on how you can get involved at

Together, we can do amazing things – even if we have to keep our distance. Being apart won’t stop us.

Be here for children, help us be here for children, and with your help, we can keep fighting for every childhood every day of 2021.