NSPCC and SPAR today (4 July) launched 'Recipe for ChildLine', a new initiative to get the people nationwide reminiscing, sharing and making their favourite childhood recipes, whilst raising money for the 24 hour helpline for children and young people.
For every recipe that is uploaded to the SPAR UK website http://www.spar.co.uk/, SPAR will donate £4 to ChildLine, a service of the NSPCC. It costs the NSPCC £4 to answer a call to ChildLine, so every recipe uploaded will make sure there is someone there to answer a child's call.
Rebecca Whitmore SPAR UK Marketing Manager said:"SPAR is at the heart of local communities and as a business, we strive to be there for our customers. Last year ChildLine counsellors carried out 274,835 counselling interactions with children and young people about a wide range of concerns, including family relationship problems, bullying and physical abuse.1 Today we are asking our customers to help ChildLine be there for any child who needs support.
"The NSPCC and SPAR have been working in partnership for five years and have already raised over £2.5 million to help protect children across the UK.
Funds raised from 'Recipe for ChildLine' will allow the helpline to answer many more calls and online messages from worried or upset children and young people.