Landmarks across Nottingham will be illuminated green on the darkest night of the year in support of the NSPCC’s ‘Walk for Children’ Christmas campaign.
On Wednesday, December 21, the NSPCC is asking people in Nottingham to dust off their walking boots and to get into the festive spirit by taking part in the charity’s Walk for Children.
Walk for Children is a sponsored 5km walk where families, friends and colleagues can get together on the longest night of the year to raise money to support the NSPCC and Childline this Christmas.
Nottingham landmarks lighting up green to support the NSPCC campaign this year will include:
- Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall
- Nottingham Council House
- The Cornerhouse
- The Greensmill
- Trent Building – University Park
- Newton Building – Nottingham Trent University
- Arkwright Building – Nottingham Trent University.
The Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall Nottingham’s Venue Director, Peter Ireson, is delighted the venue will be lending its support to the campaign again this year. Peter said:
“Christmas is such a special time for us as we welcome children and their families to come together and enjoy our pantomime and season of festive events, which is why the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall will be supporting Childline and the NSPCC by lighting up green.
“To be part of the Walk for Children campaign is hugely inspirational and we’re proud to be part of a cause which will change the lives for children and young people living in Nottingham, the East Midlands and beyond.”
In the last year alone, Nottingham Childline has delivered 13,171 counselling sessions to children and young people. At a time that should be magical for all children and young people, Childline counsellors across the UK will receive an average of two contacts every minute about abuse, neglect, self-harm, and anxiety; things no child should have to deal with.
Barbara Elsey, NSPCC Community Fundraising Manager for Nottingham, said: “We’re extremely grateful for the support given by all the landmarks here in Nottingham. Together they will help raise awareness of the NSPCC’s Walk for Children campaign. The NSPCC relies on public donations for the majority of its income, which is why we’re calling on people in Nottingham to support the NSPCC and Childline this festive season.
“By joining our Walk for Children, every step participants take and every pound that they raise will help Childline be here for all children, even on the darkest night of the year. Together let’s make a difference.”
To sign up for Walk for Children and to see a list of local participating landmarks search Walk for Children on the NSPCC website.
For anyone taking part in Walk for Children in Nottingham, please remember to share any photos on social media using #WalkforChildren.