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23rd September 2014
South West local supporters of children’s charity NSPCC attended a Bath reception.
 

Nigel Impey & Carrie Cardale (NSPCC) Lesley Pearse (Author & President Bath & local NSPCC Branch) Cllr Martin Veal & Loraine Morgan-Brinkhurst MBE
Nigel Impey & Carrie Cardale (NSPCC) Lesley Pearse (Author & President Bath & local NSPCC Branch) Cllr Martin Veal & Loraine Morgan-Brinkhurst MBE

Morgan-Brinkhurst Consultancy were delighted to organise the NSPCC Civic Reception at the Guildhall in Bath.

South West local supporters of children’s charity NSPCC attended a Bath reception this week to learn more about the ChildLine Schools Service provided by the NSPCC. Chairman of the Bath and North East Somerset Council, Martin Veal hosted a special Chairman’s Reception along with NSPCC supporter Loraine Morgan-Brinkhurst MBE on behalf of the charity at the Bath Guildhall.

Gwyn Randolph (Partner Withy King Solicitors) & Linda Donaldson (Director Geometry PR)
Gwyn Randolph (Partner Withy King Solicitors) & Linda Donaldson (Director Geometry PR)

The event was organised by Loraine Morgan-Brinkhurst MBE a local businesswoman who has supported the NSPCC for several years and was attended by more than 40 guests including local supporters, local businesses, Rotary clubs and schools.

Ian Taylor (The Abbey Hotel) Becky Ricards-Small & Chris Kane (Withy King) & Adrienne Percival
Ian Taylor (The Abbey Hotel) Becky Ricards-Small & Chris Kane (Withy King) & Adrienne Percival

Lesley Pearse best Selling author and President of the Bath Branch of NSPCC said: “We were thrilled that Council Chairman Councillor Mr Veal invited us along to such a wonderful venue to introduce and launch to the local community to our exciting new schools programme service, we want to reach every child in our local area and help them learn more about ChildLine and how it can help them, and our guests this evening could help us make that happen.”

Mr Jim Currant (Minerva Bath Ltd) & Ian Taylor (The Abbey Hotel)
Mr Jim Currant (Minerva Bath Ltd) & Ian Taylor (The Abbey Hotel)

NSPCC fundraising manager Caroline Morgan said: “Loraine was the Chair of our Bath Business Board and is a long term supporter of our work. She has organised the whole event for us despite her very hectic schedule as she is so passionate about what we do, I cannot thank her enough for putting together such a wonderful evening for us to showcase this fantastic service.”

The ChildLine Schools Services, which is delivered by trained volunteers and provided for free to all primary schools across the UK, aims to help children aged 9-11 understand abuse. They will give them the confidence to talk about it, the knowledge to prevent it and the courage to find help if they ever need it.

Sian Swift (One Tree) & Noel Broomfield (Bath Building Society)
Sian Swift (One Tree) & Noel Broomfield (Bath Building Society)

The pioneering service is a major shift towards preventative work designed to equip children with the knowledge they need to act with confidence if they fear abuse, before it does terrible and lasting harm. This builds on the charity’s other services which now increasingly focus on preventative work with adults, so the risks of abuse are removed or acted upon more quickly.

NSPCC research shows that, on average, at least two children in every primary classroom will have suffered some form of abuse or neglect1. But ChildLine, a service provided by the NSPCC, says the majority of children who contact its helpline are aged over 11 and often talk about abuse that happened months or even years earlier.

The Service has already reached 333 children in Bath and North East Somerset in four local primary schools out of a total of 64 in the area.

For further information please contact the NSPCC Wales, South West and Channel Islands Communications team on 0203 188 3655 or emal walesandsouthwestcomms@nspcc.org.uk.

 

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