The NSPCC is calling on people in West Norfolk to get together to create a fabulous, creative or unusual lunch next month as part of its UK-wide Big Packed Lunch campaign.
It’s being held on Wednesday, September 17, and the charity is asking all those taking part to donate the money they would otherwise have spent on a “same old, same old” lunch to help fund its ChildLine Schools Service.
NSPCC fundraiser Nicola Gibson said: “It’s a really simple idea and we want people to have fun and get everyone together to share their lunch goodies, and at the same time raise vital funds for the NSPCC.
“We hope that lots of local people will take part on September 17, but if anyone wants to stage a lunch on another date that’s fine too.”
Money raised will fund the ChildLine Schools Service, which uses trained volunteers to deliver age-appropriate workshops and assemblies to 9-11 year olds to educate them about abuse, how to protect themselves, and where to get help if they need it.
Since its launch the ChildLine Schools Service has carried out 14 school visits in the Lynn area and spoken to 659 children, but with a total of 55 primary schools in the area, there is still a lot more to be done.
Nicola continued: “With the support of local people we can visit every primary school in the King’s Lynn area and give children the confidence to talk about abuse and the courage to seek help if they ever need it.”
The NSPCC has produced a Big Packed Lunch fundraising pack which includes many hints and tips for staging an event.
To find out more and to get your Big Packed Lunch fundraising pack, visit www.nspcc.org.uk/lunch