Countdown is on to NSPCC’s Big Packed Lunch

11:41 30 August 2014

Helen Marriner NSPCC big packed lunch

Helen Marriner NSPCC big packed lunch

Archant

The countdown is on to the NSPCC’s Big Packed Lunch – with the Reporter backing the charity’s call for people in Saffron Walden to get involved.

The nationwide event is due to take place next month in a bid to raise vital funds for the NSPCC’s ChildLine Schools Service being delivered in local primary schools.

Helen Marriner, area coordinator for the NSPCC’s ChildLine Schools Service in Essex, said: “We want you to get involved in the Big Packed Lunch on September 17 to support the ChildLine School Service so that we can deliver this to all local primary schools. By donating money you would normally spend on buying lunch, you are playing your part to help safeguard local children.”

Helen, who recently took over the role of area coordinator as part of a roll out of the service in Essex, added: “My family and friends often comment on my ‘quirky’ choice of sandwich fillings (apparently peanut butter and tomatoes should never meet) so I will be taking part in a ‘who has the quirkiest sandwich filling’ lunch whereby we share our sandwiches to decide whose is the best, or worst as the case may be.

“Most children that call ChildLine are over the age of 11 years old, and we know that younger children are often the most vulnerable. The Schools Service is committed to providing younger children in Years 5 and 6 an age appropriate understating of abuse, how to protect themselves and access help through ChildLine and other sources.”

This is the first year NSPCC’s ChildLine Schools Service is being rolled out in Essex. With 470 primary schools in the county and 30,599 children to talk to, the NSPCC needs people in Saffron Walden to sign up to the Big Packed Lunch so it can reach all the schools.

Helen said: “We are looking at ways to develop local partnerships with the Essex community to expand on our volunteer front. If you would like to get involved volunteering and join Buddy and me in and around Essex do not hesitate to contact me on 07826 893664.”

To find out more and to get your Big Packed Lunch fundraising pack, visit nspcc.org.uk/lunch.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Saffron Walden Reporter visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Saffron Walden Reporter staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Saffron Walden Reporter account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Yesterday, 09:30
UDC deputy leader, Cllr Susan Barker, said the council is not proposing any sites at this moment in time.

Uttlesford District Council has been accused by residents living near a proposed gypsy and traveller site of “trying to fit a square peg in a round hole”.

Friday, January 23, 2015
Cllr Julie Redfern said she could not support the loss of developers' contributions for ten and less dwellings.

A further fall in funding for affordable housing has triggered dismay among councillors, following a far-reaching change in government policy.

Thursday, January 22, 2015
The High Sheriff of Essex, Nicholas Charrington (front, centre) is joined by Insp Mick Couldridge of Essex Police, Uttlesford District Council chairman, Cllr Keith Artus, and representatives from the community safety partnership and participating Keep Safe venues at the official launch of the scheme.

An innovative scheme has been launched to help vulnerable people feel safe when they are in Saffron Walden town centre.

Thursday, January 22, 2015
A 17-year-old girl's car collided just outside Saffron Walden County High School at around 10am on January 22. The girl sustained minor injuries in the crash.

A 17-year-old girl had a lucky escape after her car crashed just outside a secondary school this morning (Thursday).

E-edition

Most read stories