BT employee Jonathan Harkins used his time on the Fourth Plinth to raise money for ChildLine by broadcasting messages of love from the public
Press Release - 17 July 2009
On Thursday, 16 July, BT employee Jonathan Harkins, used his time on the Fourth Plinth in London’s Trafalgar Square to raise money for ChildLine by becoming a ‘human telegraph’ and broadcasting messages of love from the public. Jonathan even announced a marriage proposal while on the plinth – and luckily the answer was yes!'
People were able to send Jonathan their short messages of love to a special someone via text or online. Texts cost £3 and £1.90 from every text will be donated to ChildLine as part of the NSPCC’s Child’s Voice Appeal.
Nearly 150 people have shown their support to Jonathan on his Facebook page with some even saying that his actions have inspired them to donate to the NSPCC on a monthly basis. Some of the messages of support that appeared on Jonathan’s Facebook page included:
“What a fabulous idea! Great work.”
“I had the love of two good parents - I was lucky and if I can help any child to grow up with the love I had, then I can sleep a bit better at night knowing I have done what I can.”
“Every child is special and beautiful and deserves a happy childhood. You are amazing Jonathon well done!!!!!”
“Jonathan... you are doing something really special. Thank you!”