Childhood Day

Childhood Day took place on 1 June but there are ways you can get involved throughout the summer.

What is Childhood Day?

Childhood Day is a time for us to stand together for childhood and against abuse. Childhood Day was 1 June but there are ways you can get involved throughout the summer. You can host your own childhood-themed fundraising event, sign your school up to get involved, or show your support by buying your badge. All the funds raised will help support the NSPCC’s key services such as Speak Out Stay Safe and Childline.

How to get involved

How to pay in your money

If you have held a Childhood Day fundraising event, thank you – you’re really helping us be there for children who need us. It’s not too late to pay in the funds you’ve raised. You can do this by:

  1. Paying in directly to our JustGiving campaign page.
  2. Sending in your donations via cheque using this paying in form
  3. Calling us on 0203 772 9720 to pay in your donations via debit/credit card 

How your money helps

1 in 5 children in the UK have suffered abuse. Every day, our pioneering research and life-changing services help protect those children who’ve suffered the awful consequences of abuse and help them to rebuild their lives. 

Every pound raised from Childhood Day will help to keep our vital services, Childline and the helpline, running – protecting children from abuse near you. 

  • £50 could pay to answer 10 calls to our helpline from adults worried about a child.
  • £180 could pay for a trained practitioner for one day, helping children get back on track following abuse.
  • £400 could pay to answer 100 calls to Childline so we're there for young people when they desperately need us.

Get started with these fundraising ideas

Ready, steady, bake!

Hold a bake sale or tuck shop with all your favourite childhood sweets and bakes, and sell all the goodies for donations.

Guess the childhood photo

Get everyone in your office to bring in a baby picture and organise a game of guess who. Ask everyone to donate to take part.

Hold a childhood quiz

Put a childhood spin on a pub quiz with teams competing to answer past GCSE paper questions, or testing their knowledge of film or music from your childhood. Ask for donations to take part.

Be a childhood hero

Dress up as your childhood hero. Whether it’s a book character or intrepid explorer – let your imagination run wild, just like when you were a child. Everyone donates to take part.

Throw a street party

Make it childhood-themed – complete with nostalgic food, drink and childhood activities. Ask for donations to attend, or take part in activities.

Ditch digital

Go back to your digital-free childhood days, and challenge yourself to a sponsored digital detox.