Child's Voice Appeal
How we are helping children in Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland HACK
Louise Fraser from Foyle and Caroline Holloway from Lurgan take part in Northern Ireland's first HACK walk.
On 5 September, almost 200 walkers took to the hills outside Limavady to raise money for the Child’s Voice Appeal. Northern Ireland’s first ever HACK – Hike Against Cruelty to Kids – saw people of all levels of hiking experience and interest participate in the 14 mile walk.
The route took walkers through forest, bog land, cliff tops and beaches, all within the Binevenagh area of outstanding natural beauty. Thanks go to all who took part and raised sponsorship for the Child’s Voice Appeal, with your support we can be there for more children.
If you would like to support the Child's Voice Appeal in Northern Ireland please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 028 9035 7970.
What difference can you make?
I volunteer for ChildLine because I want to do something to help children and young people who are finding things in life difficult. It's something I had wanted to do for a while and I'm glad I started it as I now have the opportunity to help these young people every week. It is also very rewarding and the staff and other volunteers are fantastic.
How we help children in your area
Currently, around 160 children try to contact ChildLine Northern Ireland every day. Due to lack of funds, only 40 percent of the children who need in-depth counselling get the help they so desperately need. In March 2008 there were 115 Volunteer counsellors based in Belfast providing 6875 counselling hours a year.
In 2007/08, ChildLine volunteers in Northern Ireland had first-time contact with over 11,000 children and young people. Our base in Foyle is expanding so that a growing team of volunteer counsellors can provide support by phone, online and by text.