Assemblies to be delivered in North Somerset by NSPCC charity
PUBLISHED: 18:00 02 May 2017
The NSPCC has welcomed a much-needed funding boost which wil enable it to deliver assemblies and workshops to all the primary schools in North Somerset.
The children’s charity has teamed up with supermarket giant Lidl, which plans to raise more than £3million for the NSPCC over the next three years.
In that time, these assemblies and workshops should be in place for every school in the district, compared to the 19 it has visited over the past year.
The Speak Out Stay Safe presentations aim to teach children how to protect themselves by spotting the signs of abuse and ensuring all children are aware of who they can talk to if they do have any worries.
Peter Wanless, chief executive of the NSPCC, said: “We are delighted Lidl UK has chosen us as its charity partner. Their support means we will be able to train enough volunteers to deliver our schools service to every primary school in North Somerset – and across the UK.
“This will enable us to reach one million children with crucial advice on how to stay safe and happy.”
Lidl chief executive Christian Härtnagel said: “We feel proud we are in a position to give back to local communities by enabling the NSPCC to expand its schools service.
“This isn’t just a commitment from the business, but one from all of our employees who voted for our new charity partner. We were all incredibly inspired by the work that the NSPCC does and, together, we are dedicated to helping them provide the vital support needed to keep children safe so they can grow up healthy and thrive.”
The assemblies which were delivered over the past year were to more than 4,000 students in North Somerset.