Members of the Soroptimist International Solent East club supported the NSPCC Walk for Children 2021. Five club members gathered at the Cams Mill pub on Sunday 19 December, and walked at least 5km round Fareham creek, to raise sponsorship money. The initial target was to raise £100, but the final total of donations and gift aid was about £470. Well done ladies!
The NSPCC’s Walk for Children is designed to raise money to help protect children from abuse. For children facing abuse, the winter nights are dark, long and lonely. For those children, every night feels like the longest. So, close to the longest night of the year, on 21 December, the walkers were out to raise money.
How NSPCC use the donations:
– £4 could pay for a trained volunteer counsellor to answer a child’s call for help to Childline;
– £27 could pay for a Childline supervisor for one hour, supporting volunteer counsellors;
– £40 could pay for Childline volunteer counsellors to answer 10 calls from children.
Overall, from the 2021 event, at least £80,000 was raised, by over 800 fundraisers (individuals or groups like ours) from just over 2600 Donors.
Donations were collated on the website NSPCC set up for each fundraiser, and we had an extra £50 from the Charities Aid Foundation which went directly to the charity. Our donations through the website came from 15 different people, and made totals of £370 and £51.25 gift aid. So, the grand total of donations came to just over £470, when our target was only £100. We were very proud of our walkers and this outcome.