The Trade Centre UK has donated £30,000 for the Childline’s ‘One unforgettable Day’ initiative which involves a donation to the counselling service through the sale of the first 1,000 used cars and donating £30 for each car sold.

This latest contribution from Trade Centre UK will be given to Childline, a branch of the NSPCC which offers free, impartial support an advice to young people across the UK. The charity provides counselling 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is open every day of the year.

A meaningful donation

Currently, Childline is only able to answer three out of every four calls they receive. The ultimate goal of the charity is to be able to answer every call that comes through, and Trade Centre UK is committed to helping turn this goal into a reality.

The sponsorship from Trade Centre UK is supporting Childline’s ‘One Unforgettable Day’ campaign, a full 24 hours during which every call, text, and email to Childline is answered. This costs £30,000 in total, and the car supermarket group plan to sponsor five ‘Unforgettable Days’ by raising a total of £150,000 for the children’s charity. Within the last year, the company has raised a running total of £32,222.46 from a range of fundraising initiatives.

Saying thank-you

Camilla Wood, Corporate Partnerships Manager at the NSPCC, said: “The long-term partnership between Trade Centre UK and the NSPCC has gone from strength to strength over the years, and it’s been amazing to see how far we’ve come. The support from Trade Centre UK is helping our counsellors at Childline to be there for as many children as possible.

“Sponsorship from Trade Centre UK will help us to answer every call from every young person, and we are so grateful to be continually chosen as their partner charity. The money makes all the difference to the young people we support; for many, the day that they contacted Childline was life-changing, and without sponsorship we wouldn’t be able to offer this vital support.”

Continuing support for a special charity

Andy Coulthurst, CEO of The Trade Centre Group, said: “The NSPCC has such an important impact on the lives of so many children, and it works around the clock to ensure that no child in the UK is left behind. We’re so proud to support such a special charity, and that’s why we continue to work with them year-on-year.

We’ve chosen to sponsor the Unforgettable Day on 4th May, the date we opened our Coventry branch. As this was an important day for us, we want to give back to the community and create an unforgettable day for the children in Britain who most need support.”

Members of the newly formed Charity Committee presenting the latest cheque to Childline Founder, Dame Esther Rantzen. 

 

To get involved in One Unforgettable Day or for further information email camilla.wood@nspcc.org.uk

To raise funds for the NSPCC’s fight for every childhood in other ways, see the following link for details. https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-you-can-do/do-your-own-fundraising/

Children wanting to speak to a counsellor can reach Childline for free and in confidence, open 24/7 on 0800 1111 or at www.childline.org.uk