Lincolnshire Police Headquarters is illuminated in green tonight, on the darkest night of the year, in support of the NSPCC's ‘Walk for Children’ Christmas campaign.
Today, the NSPCC asked people in Lincoln and Lincolnshire 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.
Lincolnshire Police’s Chief Constable Chris Haward said: “We’re pleased to support the NSPCC’s Walk for Children campaign by lighting up green Lincolnshire Police Headquarters and to help raise awareness of Childline and the need to help children stay safe this Christmas. We are dedicated to protecting children and preventing child abuse and are happy to do whatever we can do to help raise awareness of and support for other organisations who have the same goals.”
On average, two children a minute contact Childline. At a time that should be magical for all children and young people, Childline counsellors will be receiving calls about abuse, neglect, self-harm, and anxiety; things no child should have to deal with.
Barbara Elsey, NSPCC Community Fundraising Manager for Lincolnshire, said: “We’re extremely grateful for the support given by Lincolnshire Police Headquarters to 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 Lincoln and Lincolnshire 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.”