Busy year for children’s charity

As we enter a new year, I would like to say a personal thank you to all of your readers in Derbyshire who have helped support the NSPCC throughout 2012.

It has been an incredibly busy year for the NSPCC both locally and nationally. Overall, the number of contacts to the NSPCC helpline around sexual abuse, both historic and current, has nearly tripled since the Savile revelations.

Our work makes a huge difference to the lives of local children and those across the UK, but we wouldn’t be able to run our direct services or helplines without the amazing support of our community and corporate fundraising groups.

In 2012 Derbyshire groups organised a huge range of very successful fundraising events, including coffee mornings and luncheons. Local people also raised money by taking part in our Buxton Hike Against Cruelty to Kids (HACK), The Big Skydive and the London marathon. And many others helped to raise awareness of our campaigns through Facebook and Twitter. Thank you to everyone who organised, ran, jumped or tweeted on our behalf!

Sharon King