Lincolnshire Police Headquarters is illuminated in green tonight, on the longest night of the year, in support of the NSPCC's ‘Walk for Children’ Christmas campaign.
The NSPCC has asked people to dust off their walking boots and to get into the festive spirit by taking part in the 5km walk to support the charity and Childline this Christmas.
For children, Christmas should be the most magical time of the year. But for thousands of children all over the country, Christmas can mean being trapped at home with their abusers. The NSPCC's Childline service expects to be contacted by a child every 45 seconds, on average, at this time of year. By joining Walk for Children and raising vital funds, you can help them answer more life-changing calls to Childline.
Lincolnshire Police’s Chief Constable Chris Haward said:
“We’re pleased to be supporting the NSPCC again this year by lighting up Lincolnshire Police headquarters. The NSPCC does fantastic work to help children and prevent child abuse and we have the same goals, so when we get the opportunity to work together like this to raise awareness of this type of work, we will always take it. We hope that by lighting up our building and helping share the NSPCC’s message we may be able to direct people in need towards the right help, or at least get some thinking about the support that’s out there. No child should have to suffer, and we’re committed to prevention and helping those who might be in need.”
Caroline Morgan, Supporter Fundraising Manager for the Midlands, said:
“We’re absolutely thrilled to have Lincolnshire Police Headquarters join our Christmas light-ups campaign for a second year. By going green, landmarks across the country will represent beacons of hope to remind children that Childline is here for them, even on Christmas Day.
“The NSPCC relies on public donations for nearly all its income, which is why we’re calling on people to support our Walk for Children fundraiser. 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.”