We are delighted to announce our Charity Partner for 2020 will be The National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children.
Kate Hershkowitz, NSPCC Community Fundraising Manager for Sussex, said
‘We are delighted to be the chosen charity for the Mid Sussex Marathon in 2020. We would love those taking part to raise funds to support the NSPCC’s work, including our Speak out Stay safe programme which visits primary schools across Sussex, helping children aged 5-11 to recognise abuse, understand it’s never their fault, and know how to speak out if they need help. It costs just £3 to speak to one child, so any funds runners are able to raise by taking part in this unique event really will make a difference.’
About the NSPCC
The NSPCC is the UK’s leading children’s charity fighting to end child abuse. Through our national and local services and campaigns, we help children who’ve been abused to rebuild their lives, we protect children at risk, and we find the best ways of preventing child abuse from ever happening.
When a child needs a helping hand, we’re there, through our services like Childline, offering children a confidential listening ear, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year- with 280,000 counselling sessions given last year.
When parents find it tough, we provide advice through our Helpline for adults concerned about a child, and work with those at risk in out family centres around the UK.
When laws need to change, or governments need to do more, we won’t give up until things improve, such as launching our Wild West Web campaign, which calls for a new law to make social networks safer for children.
We also work locally in every community to protect children from abuse and neglect. Through our ‘Speak out, Stay safe’ programme, we are visiting all primary schools across Sussex, delivering assemblies and workshops to help children understand the signs of abuse and where to go for help. This year in Sussex, we hope to visit 168 schools and speak to 31,920 children. For more information visit http://www.nspcc.org.uk/speak-out-stay-safe.
If you want to make a difference and help the NSPCC raise vital funds, download a sponsor form and get fund raising today!
To donate now, visit the NSPCC Just Giving Page here.