Relying on public donations for 90% of our income, at the NSPCC we have been hit hard during the pandemic with cancelled or postponed mass participation events, as have many other charities.
This Volunteers Week I want to pay tribute to our volunteers across the Channel Islands who have risen to what would have been an unthinkable challenge at the turn of the year.
Undaunted, our fundraising volunteers have rallied behind us, finding new ways to raise money - including virtual challenges and daily exercise fundraisers - to help us fund our direct services and helplines.
We’ve seen volunteers within our Schools Service, not able to deliver our free safeguarding assemblies in primary schools at the moment, turn their hand to fundraising too. And, our Childline volunteers on the UK mainland have adapted to a new way of working, enabling a constant presence for the Islands’ worried children and young people in these chaotic times.
We are indebted to them all, as they to flex to the changing path ahead of them.
During this uncertainty, together we are ensuring we are still here for children across the Channel Islands.
Head of Supporter Fundraising in the Channel Islands, NSPCC
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