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Mayor calls on borough to ‘Stop for Tea’ for NSPCC

Mayor of Antrim, Councillor Roderick Swann, launches his appeal to local people to make their tea breaks count by holding a Stop for tea party in aid of NSPCC Northern Ireland. Pictured with NSPCC Northern Ireland community fundraising manager, Fionnuala Savage, the mayor is encouraging local businesses, workplaces, and even groups of friends and family to hold a tea party for NSPCCs ChildLine Schools Service, which has been set up to give primary school children the awareness they need to recognise abuse, and to seek help sooner.

Mayor of Antrim, Councillor Roderick Swann, launches his appeal to local people to make their tea breaks count by holding a Stop for tea party in aid of NSPCC Northern Ireland. Pictured with NSPCC Northern Ireland community fundraising manager, Fionnuala Savage, the mayor is encouraging local businesses, workplaces, and even groups of friends and family to hold a tea party for NSPCCs ChildLine Schools Service, which has been set up to give primary school children the awareness they need to recognise abuse, and to seek help sooner.

The Mayor of Antrim is launching an appeal to local people to make their tea breaks count by holding a ‘Stop for tea’ party in aid of NSPCC Northern Ireland.

Councillor Roderick Swann is supporting the NSPCC’s ChildLine Schools Service during his time in office, and has seen the work of the innovative service first-hand.

“I had the great privilege of being able to attend a recent workshop with the ChildLine Schools Service, and have personally seen the positive messaging and impact it has on children about keeping safe and preventing abuse,” Cllr. Swann said.

He added: “I am very pleased to be launching ‘Stop for Tea’ in Antrim for NSPCC Northern Ireland, and I would encourage everyone in the borough to get involved, whether at your place of work, community group or even within your family and friends. Organising a ‘Stop for Tea’ party is the perfect way to raise much needed funds for such a vital charity.”

Fionnuala Savage, NSPCC Northern Ireland community fundraising manager, said: “Organising a ‘Stop for Tea’ party is a really simple way to get colleagues or friends together to have a cuppa, a cake and a chat, while raising vital money for our local ChildLine Schools Service.

“I would love to get as many people in Antrim signed up to do their own ‘Stop for Tea’ as possible, and there are a host of activities to try; why not organise your own traditional tea party, a dress up or dress down day, a cake sale or even a ‘bake-off’ to encourage some healthy competition”

All of the money raised during ‘Stop for Tea’ parties will help to fund the NSPCC’s ChildLine School Service in Northern Ireland.

For more information on how to hold your own ‘Stop for Tea’ or to receive a fundraising pack, contact Fionnuala Savage at fionnuala.savage@nspcc.org.uk or on 028 9035 1135.

 

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