This month here at Tax Rebate Services HQ we’re supporting the NSPCC’s Big Packed Lunch campaign to help raise funds for their ChildLine Schools Service.
So on 17 September, rather than popping to the shops, we’ll be sharing a homemade packed lunch in the office and donating the money we usually spend on lunch to the NSPCC.
We regularly donate to the NSPCC but you don’t need to be a regular donor or give a lot to help make a difference – Big Packed Lunch is a simple idea and one that anyone can take part in.
The money the charity raises through Big Packed Lunch will all go towards the ChildLine Schools Service, which is a new service that is educating children in all areas of the UK about abuse. It helps young children to understand what abuse is and how they can get help if they ever need it. According to NSPCC research, an average of two children in every primary school class have suffered abuse or neglect so the service really will make a difference.
Earlier this month I took part in a photo shoot with the NSPCC to help draw attention to Big Packed Lunch and encourage other businesses to join in – here I am posing with a rather large sandwich! You can help too by getting your friends or colleagues together for a special fundraising lunch on 17 September.
If you feel inspired to take part in Big Packed Lunch, there’s more information about how to get involved on the NSPCC website.