Dobie’s of Cumbria have celebrated their 50th Birthday in style, with a donation of £986 to the NSPCC.
The car company has a dedicated Charitable Trust, set up in 1997, which donates money to charities which make a tangible difference for local people in the area. For their special 50th Anniversary event, they chose the NSPCC as one of their birthday charities.
The money raised will help the NSPCC’s school service reach even more children with our Speak out. Stay safe assemblies.
In the last academic year alone our wonderful volunteers spoke to 10,871 children, visiting 103 schools across Cumbria. But we want to visit every school and speak to every child.
These assemblies and workshops are to teach children what abuse is and what to do if they think it might be happening to them or someone they know. This early intervention is crucial in preventing cruelty to children.
The money raised will also help support the children’s charity’s Carlisle service centre, which develops therapeutic programmes to help young people and their families. The service currently offers Protect & Respect: which supports young people who are at risk of being sexually exploited, Turn the Page: an intervention programme for young people who have displayed harmful sexual behaviour, and Letting the Future In: which helps young people who have been sexually abused to plan a positive future.
Sandra Jones, Community Fundraising Manager for Cumbria has said “It’s so important that local businesses support our work. We want to be an active part of helping the community, and Dobie’s has really helped us do just that. We are so thankful for their amazing donation which will help us to continue our work in helping vulnerable children in Cumbria.”