Events are making a comeback – who’s excited? Take part in the Brighton Marathon and help protect children with #TeamNSPCC

By 22nd April 2021

#TeamNSPCC are looking for unstoppable runners to join them in the Brighton Marathon this September. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a seasoned running pro or are just lacing up your first pair of trainers, each and every runner in #TeamNSPCC is doing something incredible by raising vital funds to protect children from abuse. Every step you take, every pound you raise, it all adds up.  You’ll be helping keep vital services like Childline running, raising funds so the NSPCC can keep adapting to whatever challenges this year throws. 

Join #TeamNSPCC today.  https://nspcc.enthuse.com/ps/event/BrightonMarathon202112

 

The NSPCC is working to prevent abuse so that no child ever has to suffer.  Around 90% of their income comes from their supporters – people like you who decide to take a stand and help protect children.

Did you know…

  • On average, a child contacts Childline every 25 seconds.
  • £4 could answer a child’s call to Childline when they fell like they have nowhere else to turn to
  • In 2019/20, the NSPCC Childline volunteers delivered almost 240,000 counselling sessions to children and young people. It’s estimated around 2,700 of these children lived in East Sussex.

With your help, the NSPCC can keep fighting for every childhood every day of 2021.  Get your Brighton Marathon place: https://nspcc.enthuse.com/ps/event/BrightonMarathon202112

James shared his story of how speaking to Childline gave him somewhere to turn and helped him to rebuild his confidence, after suffering years of bullying.  When James was 10, he and his parents moved to a new house and James began life at a new school.  It was here the bullying started and it continued for 6 years. Both during school and after, wherever the bullies saw him, they would continue to bully him.  James woke up every day feeling sick, scared and exhausted.

“Childline was a lifeline when I felt I had no-one to turn to”

James decided to call Childline after seeing the posters at school.  Childline allowed James to speak about his emotions and gain the confidence to tell his parents.  To read more about James’ story, visit: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-is-child-abuse/childrens-stories/james-story/

The NSPCC want to answer every call, reach every child, like James, when they need help, and keep adapting to whatever challenge this year throws.  Run the Brighton Marathon with #TeamNSPCC and you can help them be here for children.

With #TeamNSPCC, you’ll get access to world-class training, a free running t-shirt or vest to wear with pride, plus on the day itself, you’ll experience the loudest cheer points on route and a post-race celebration!   Join #TeamNSPCC today.  https://nspcc.enthuse.com/ps/event/BrightonMarathon202112

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