A number of the squad support the NSPCC Bobble Hat Day…
Local faces are backing the National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) Bobble Hat Day and call on people in Nottinghamshire to get involved and help ChildLine be there for children this Christmas.
Notts County FC, East Midlands Airport firefighters, the Sheriff of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Police are backing the NSPCC’s first ever Bobble Hat Day which takes place on Wednesday 10 December, and are calling on people in the region to get behind the festive fundraising initiative to support the ChildLine service as part of the charity’s Christmas Call for Help Appeal.
The charity is asking people to wear a bobble hat for the day on 10 December and make a small donation towards its ChildLine service which provides support and advice to children and young people across the UK and Channel Islands. ChildLine will be open throughout the festive period to respond to children who need someone to talk to.
Sue Fish, Deputy Chief Constable of Nottinghamshire Police said: “We are pleased to support NSPCC Bobble Hat Day as we know how beneficial the work of ChildLine is to the children and young people of our county. Christmas is sadly not a happy time for everyone and by raising money for ChildLine we can ensure that there is someone for vulnerable children to turn to during the festive season. I’ll be putting my Deputy Chief Constable’s official hat to one side on 10th December and popping on a Bobble Hat – why not join in and support a great cause?”
The Sheriff of Nottingham, Councillor Jackie Morris, said: “All you need to do is wear your favourite bobble hat on December 10th, post a picture of yourself in your hat on Facebook or Twitter along with #BOBBLEHATDAY and then text BOBBLE to 70744 to make a £2 donation. What could be easier?!”
Deborah Chandos-Hall, NSPCC Head of Midlands Fundraising added, “A child contacts ChildLine every 20 seconds and some are going through the toughest times of their lives. They talk to us about things like family problems, bullying, self-harm and depression. For most children, Christmas is a happy time. But for others it can be lonely and upsetting. By taking part in Bobble Hat Day and making a donation to the NSPCC, you could be helping us to be there for every child who needs us this Christmas and beyond.”