Firstsource staff in Northern Ireland make a big difference for ChildLine
Local Firstsource workers have been donating their spare change in aid of ChildLine for this year’s Bring a Pound to Work Day.
Local Firstsource workers in Northern Ireland have been donating their spare change in aid of ChildLine for this year’s Bring a Pound to Work Day.
The event had a very simple concept, where workers were asked to bring in just one pound each, with all funds going to ChildLine services.
Sean Canning, Firstsource UK director of operations said: “We took part in the Bring a Pound to Work campaign and are keen to encourage other companies to support such a vital charity. In the past year Belfast and Foyle ChildLine volunteers carried out over 23,000 counselling interactions with children and young people from all over the UK in need of help and support. This number highlights how vital the ChildLine service is, and we recognise how important it is to raise money so we can help as many vulnerable children and young people as possible.”
Last year Bring a Pound to Work Day raised almost £22,000 and this year’s event, which saw nearly 300 workplaces sign up to donate their pounds to ChildLine, is on target to raise even more.
NSPCC Northern Ireland corporate fundraising manager, Claire Quigley, said: “We are so grateful to the Firstsource staff who signed up to this year’s Bring a Pound to Work Day. We hope to raise £30,000 from this years event and, due to the generosity of everyone who took part, we are on target to make that fantastic amount.”
“We are overwhelmed by the amount of support we have received, and I want to thank everyone who has been involved in making the event a success. Every pound truly will count towards ensuring our ChildLine counsellors are there to answer every child’s call.” This year’s event, which was led by local charity Cash for Kids, was once again sponsored by SPAR.