LETTER: Thanks to Derbyshire residents for backing the NSPCC and helping abused children to rebuild their lives


I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of your readers who have supported the work of the NSPCC during the last year.

Without the backing of the local Derbyshire people the NSPCC would not be able to help abused children rebuild their lives, or be there for parents who desperately need advice and support.

As we move into 2015 I would like to appeal to your readers to make a very special kind of New Year’s resolution for the NSPCC. ‘Just One Day’ is a call for people to come forward and volunteer some time to support our work – even if people can only spare one day, it will be a massive help.

There are many different ways that people can volunteer their time including holding a local fundraising event, helping at one of our events, becoming an NSPCC ChildLine Schools Service volunteer or ChildLine helpline counsellor.

Nottingham’s ChildLine base is currently recruiting volunteers and needs another 38 people to help join its friendly and passionate team of people.

Abuse ruins childhood, but it can be prevented. That’s why the NSPCC is here. That’s what drives our work, and that’s why – as long as there’s abuse the NSPCC will fight for every childhood.

Please join us in the fight for every childhood by volunteering some time to support the NSPCC, whether you can spare a day a week or just one day. To find out more call The Midlands local Fundraising Office on 0844 8920217; email midlandsappeals@nspcc.org.uk or log on to nspcc.org.uk/volunteer.

Deborah Chandos-Hall

Head of Fundraising NSPCC Midlands