Ulverston’s Hoad Monument has illuminated green for one night in support of the NSPCC’s ‘Light For Every Childhood’ Christmas campaign.
The iconic monument was lit in the charity’s distinctive green to help raise awareness of the campaign and make sure every child knows how and where to speak out about abuse. The Monument represented Cumbria in a Christmas campaign spanning the whole country, lighting up 50 buildings in total. The light-ups are to raise awareness for the thousands of children facing a lonely or frightening Christmas.
Over the festive period, thousands of children will contact Childline feeling alone and unloved. Sadly, 1 in 3 calls to Childline this Christmas will go unanswered. Just £20 means our specially-trained counsellors can answer another five children this Christmas.
This year’s campaign also coincided with ‘Get Your Sparkle On’ on 11 December. People across the nation have spent the day adding some sparkle to their Christmas celebrations, whether that’s wearing sparkly accessories, baking, or crafting sparkly goodies, to fundraise for the charity.
The Mayor of Ulverston Cllr Sharon Webster commented “We are delighted to be able to support the NSPCC’s Get Your Sparkle On campaign this Christmas”
For more information on how to donate or how you can get involved with Get Your Sparkle On go to www.nspcc.org.uk
Adults worried about a child’s welfare can call the NSPCC’s Helpline 24/7 on 0808 800 5000.
Children and young people can call Childline on 0800 1111 or visit www.childline.org.uk