Children’s charity five day spell in the Hildreds

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Local Spar stores from Skegness and Winthorpe will raise vital funds for children

by hosting a special fundraising week for the ChildLine Schools Service from today, (Monday, March 10) to Saturday, March 15.

SPAR staff will take over an unused shopping unit in Skegness’s Hildreds Shopping

Centre in Skegness between 9am and 4pm throughout the week, where they

will host a range of fundraising activities, including a tombola, a raffle to win a

giant teddy bear and a chance to have coffee and cake for a small donation to

raise money for the service, which is provided by the NSPCC.

Trish Worster from SPAR who is organising the event, said: “We’re really

grateful to the Hildreds Shopping Centre for letting us make use of the

shopping unit for the week. We hope that lots of people will call in and take

part in the fundraising activities on offer so we can raise as much money as

possible for this worthwhile cause.

“We would also like to thank the local community for their kind donations

towards raffle prizes. Their support has been overwhelming and without their

generous donations we would not have been able to hold this event.”

Money raised will support the ChildLine Schools Service, a ground-breaking

service which has been set up to give primary school children the awareness

they need to recognise abuse, and to seek help sooner.

By 2016 trained volunteers from the ChildLine Schools Service aim to have

reached 1.7m children through 25,000 school visits in the UK.

Through assemblies and smaller classroom-based workshops they will help children to

understand abuse, give them the confidence to talk about it and to know who

to turn to if they need help.

Maribeth Lloyds, NSPCC corporate partnerships fundraising manager, said: “We wish staff from the store every success in their event and hope they have a great week fundraising a fantastic amount for children. The money raised will really help us keep children safe from harm, giving them a brighter, happier future.”