The NSPCC’s stunning display of lights will surround Birmingham’s Victoria Square this Christmas as part of the charity’s festive campaign in the city.
The Birmingham display in New Street and Colmore Row follows the success of last year’s Little Stars illuminations in London’s Oxford Street. It will include the NSPCC logo and glittering banners of stars.
The campaign – called Light Up Christmas for Children – is appealing for donations to ensure the NSPCC can help young people who need it most, while also spreading some Christmas cheer through the city.
Little Star pin badges will be on sale at shops including Primark, Gap, Eat and Warehouse in support of the campaign.
NSPCC Community Fundraising Manager Amanda Synnott said: “It would be fantastic to see as many people as possible supporting the campaign by wearing our special Christmas badges.”
The NSPCC is the leading children’s charity fighting to end child abuse – and is doing a range of vital work across Birmingham. Using voluntary donations, which make up more than 90 per cent of its funding, the charity helps children who have been abused to rebuild their lives, protects children at risk, and finds the best ways of preventing child abuse from ever happening.
Its Childline service has a base in Edgbaston, where staff and volunteers provide a safe, confidential place for children with no one else to turn to, whatever their worry, whenever they need help. Children can contact Children 24 hours a day, 365 days a year on 0800 1111 or by visiting www.childline.org.uk