Scotmid were thrilled to receive a special award from our former Charity of the Year partner, NSPCC’s Childline at an event in London earlier this week – recognition for the £345,000 raised for the charity in 2017.
Presented by Royal Patron of ChildLine and NSPCC President, HRH the Countess of Wessex and ChildLine founder Dame Esther Rantzen, Scotmid Co-operative’s Deputy Secretary Shirley MacGillivray attended the ceremony and collected the Corporate Partner of the Year (Scotland) award.
Shirley said: “I was delighted to attend the awards ceremony on behalf of our Society’s members, staff and customers and honoured to accept the award.”
NSPCC Scotland’s Corporate Partnerships Manager Deborah Quinn said: “We are so pleased to have this opportunity to acknowledge Scotmid’s momentous achievement in raising funds for NSPCCs Childline service, last year, the award is very well deserved.”
The £345,000 raised during the 51-week partnership with Childline, which concluded at the end of August 2017, allowed the NSPCC-run confidential advice service for children to answer approximately 85,000 calls, emails and online messages from young people, who needed someone to listen to them.
Any adult concerned about the welfare of a child or young person can call the NSPCC helpline for free, 24/7, on 0808 800 5000. Children can call Childline at any time on 0800 1111.
Over the past three years, Scotmid has generated over £1m for our Charity of the Year partners – thanks to the fundraising efforts of our staff and the generosity of our members and customers.
The journey continues with our current Charity of the Year partnership Samaritans where Scotmid aims to raise another substantial sum in order to help the charity to be there when it matters.
Image: Shirley MacGillivray receives the award from the NSPCC (credit: Fergus Burnett – fergusburnett.com)