Our charity partnership with the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) has already raised £3million since launching in 2017. We’ve been able to build a fantastic relationship with the charity, and now we can announce the extension of our NSPCC partnership to support their Childline service, founded by Dame Esther Rantzen.
It’s now time to switch the focus over to our next challenge, as we look to support the NSPCC’s Childline service which helps to ensure no child goes unheard. Our new aim is to raise £2 million in support of this life-changing service.
The NSPCC’s Childline service is a place for any child to turn to, whatever difficulty they’re facing. Childline needs support more now than ever. With school closures children and young people may suffer from increased levels of isolation, leading to further anxiety or mental health problems. They can talk to a Childline counsellor via online chat or over the phone, as well as get access to a whole range of support options on the Childline website. Whether a young person is struggling with mental health issues, bullying, or problems at home, Childline is always there for them.
Together, with the money raised through the partnership, Lidl and the NSPCC aim to recruit 937 Childline volunteer counsellors, enable over 77,700 counselling sessions and provide over 2 million visits to the Childline website to provide children with online support in the next two years.