The Queen’s Theatre was illuminated green on the darkest night of the year in support of the NSPCC’s ‘Walk for Children’ Christmas campaign.
On Wednesday, December 21, the NSPCC asked people in Devon to dust off their walking boots and to get into the festive spirit by taking part in the charity’s Walk for Children.
Walk for Children is a sponsored 5km walk where families, friends and colleagues can get together on the longest night of the year to raise money to support the NSPCC and Childline this Christmas.
A spokesperson for the venues said: “We understand that in this difficult current climate, families especially children are struggling more than ever.
“Childline provide a free, private, confidential and vital service for all young people under 19 to access day or night, so when they need it the most, trained counsellors are there to help.
“They answer two calls every minute and work tirelessly to be there for so many children in need and that is why we are honoured to show our support for their continuous hard work by turning our venues green.”
At a time that should be magical for all children and young people, Childline counsellors will be receiving calls about abuse, neglect, self-harm, and anxiety; things no child should have to deal with.
Alison Armer, NSPCC Community Fundraising Manager for Devon, Cornwall and Somerset said: “Every year landmarks across the South West glow green in support of the NSPCC, and this year I’m delighted to see more take part in Devon.
“Childline is a crucial service for the most vulnerable children in Devon, which makes the NSPCC Light Ups a really important part of what we do – young people must know there is support there for them.”
To sign up for Walk for Children and to see a list of local participating landmarks search Walk for Children on the NSPCC website.
For anyone taking part in Walk for Children in Devon, please remember to share any photos on social media using #WalkforChildren.