NSPCC bosses praise ‘fantastic’ team of Hartlepool volunteers

NSPCC staff Louise Willis-Keeler (left) and Claire Armstrong
NSPCC staff Louise Willis-Keeler (left) and Claire Armstrong

A CHILDRENS’ charity has praised the work of it’s “fantastic” team of volunteers in Hartlepool.

But NSPCC bosses are on the lookout for more people in the town to give their time and support the vital work carried out by the charity.

The NSPCC currently has 10,000 people across UK who regularly undertake a wide range of volunteering activities. And as part of Volunteers’ Week, running throughout this week, the charity’s chiefs emphasised the vital role of those who give up their time to support the cause.

Wendy Bates, NSPCC’s head of fundraising for the North East, said: “Our volunteers really are heroes to us and more importantly to the children who we work to protect, and so we wanted to celebrate them and the fantastic things they do to make our way with vulnerable children possible.

“The NSPCC offers some vital services to support children here in Hartlepool and across the UK, including ChildLine and our helpline. Locally our services help children and young people whose lives have been affected by all kinds of abuse and our ChildLine Schools Service is going into primary schools across the region to help younger children understand how they can stay safe.

“We couldn’t continue to provide these services without the support of fundraising volunteers and we would like to appeal to local people to get in touch with us to find out more about volunteering.

“Whether you can spare an hour, a week or just one day to help the NSPCC, we would love to hear from you. We have numerous volunteering opportunities ranging from helping at a collection in your local shopping centre to taking part in the London Marathon or becoming one of our ChildLine Schools Service volunteers.”

To find out more visit www.nspcc.org.uk/getinvolved, email northappeals@nspcc.org.uk or call (0113) 2182 730.