This week marks Volunteers Week across the UK and the NSPCC is using the opportunity to thank staff at Corby business RS Components, for their continued commitment to raising funds for the charity.
RS Components is the global distributor for engineers of electronic components, measurement equipment, engineers’ tools and consumables, serving more than one million customers around the world.
The Corby workforce find the time during their busy work schedule to organise a number of fundraising events for the NSPCC throughout the year; from running an annual community day to getting involved in Go Green, a fundraising initiative in which companies and individuals adopt a green related theme Amanda Dent, a trainer at RS, even painted her lips green during Go Green week to show her support.
Amanda said: “On Go Green day we managed to persuade work colleagues to do all manner of green activities, including filling a green hamper with any food and drink items which were coloured green.
“To get everyone in the green spirit I decided to wear green lipstick – not a colour I’d normally be seen wearing, but it raised a smile and much needed funds for what we all believe is a very worthwhile charity.
“We continue to donate to the NSPCC through payroll giving each month and we plan to Go Green again in 2015. It is a charity we all feel passionately about.”
Funds raised by the activity at RS will support the NSPCC’s ChildLine Schools Service in Northamptonshire, which helps protect a generation of children from abuse.
The crucial service delivers assemblies and classroom workshops to primary school aged children, helping them to understand abuse and giving them the confidence and courage to speak out and seek help if they ever need it.
The ChildLine Schools Service was set up in response to the fact that most children who contact ChildLine about abuse are over 11 years old, though in many cases the abuse they are experiencing has been going on for some time.
The aim of the service is to reach out to and empower these younger children to seek the help they may need.
Assemblies and workshops have already been delivered in 41 schools in Northamptonshire but the charity’s aim is to visit every child in the UK twice in their primary school years.
The service is delivered solely by volunteers and in order to continue, needs to recruit an additional 210 active volunteers across the UK by September 2015.
Barbara Elsey, NSPCC community fundraising manager, said: “We are immensely thankful to the team at RS for their continued energy and enthusiasm in getting behind the range of fundraising events.
“I look forward to working with them again during the coming months.”
For more information about fundraising please contact Barbara Elsey on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01780 471007/07980 009569
For more information on volunteering for the ChildLine Schools Service visit www.nspcc.org.uk/volunteer.