People’s Postcode Lottery players help fund our Schools Service
Actress and long term NSPCC supporter, Wendi Peters took time out from her latest acting job to help us thank players of People’s Postcode Lottery for a £100k grant that will help to fund our Schools Service across Devon, Cornwall and North-East London.
Our ground-breaking Schools Service uses specially trained volunteers to visit primary schools and deliver assemblies and workshops to 9-11 year olds. The sessions focus on safeguarding messages to ensure that pupils know what abuse is in all its forms, how to keep themselves safe and also ensure they can identify someone to speak to if they are worried about anything.
Our research shows that, on average, at least 2 children in every primary classroom will have suffered some form of abuse or neglect. The majority of children who contact our helpline are aged over 11 and often talk about abuse that happened months or even years earlier. With the help of this grant, we hope to deliver the service to more than 26,000 children across the 3 areas during the coming year.
"The work carried out by the team at NSPCC makes such a difference to the lives of so many children and it’s wonderful that funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery has allowed NSPCC to reach so many more children."
Clara Govier / Head of Charities at People’s Postcode Lottery
Mother of one Wendi, who played Cilla Battersby-Brown in Coronation Street, and who recently took part in the ITV celebrity sheepdog trials show ‘Flockstars’, has been supporting NSPCC campaigns and activities for around 10 years.
She said: “On behalf of the NSPCC I would like to say a big thank you to players of People’s Postcode Lottery for supporting the charity, and local children in this way.”