Child abuse lawyers raise funds on Childhood Day
Childhood Day is a national NSPCC campaign to bring everyone in the UK together to have fun and protect children. Half a million children each year suffer abuse in the UK. This means that seven children in each average sized class at school will experience abuse before they turn 18. The NSPCC’s aim, as with all their work, is to stop child abuse and ensure every child has a childhood free of abuse. The work of the NSPCC includes funding the NSPCC Helpline and Childline as well as working with schools and other local services.
Our specialist team of child abuse lawyers know all too well the devastating impact that abuse in childhood can have on a person’s entire life and are proud to support the NSPCC in their fight to prevent it. In 2018 we were honoured to receive the Childhood Champion Award for Corporate Partner of the Year for the South West & Channel Islands.
This Childhood Day saw Elizabeth Duncan, a partner in the abuse team, and her colleagues Jasmine Moxey-Butler and James Headington joining other members of the local NSPCC group to fundraise at the T20 match between Somerset -v- Kent held at Somerset County Cricket Ground. Trade Nation donated £50 for every six scored and £150 for every ball out of the ground and that, together with the fundraising efforts of everyone there and the generosity of the cricket supporters, ensured that the NSPCC raised almost £1,500 in a single evening.
Elizabeth Duncan said:
“It was wonderful to be involved in Childhood Day 2022. I see every day the consequences of childhood abuse and it is brilliant to be able to contribute in some way. The cricket supporters were fantastically generous and I know the money raised will help with the valuable work of the NSPCC”.