Singer and actress Bronagh Gallagher has asked the people in the North West to make their teabreak count this Spring and Stop for Tea in aid of local NSPCC services reports Sarah McFeely.
Launching the Foyle Stop for Tea campaign, due to take place from February 28-March 6, Bronagh called on the people of Derry to take a well-earned break and show their support for vital local services.
“This is a really simple way to make a big difference for vulnerable children from the Foyle area. Take time to sit down with friends, family or work colleagues for a cuppa while all the while raising money to support NSPCC services in Foyle.
People are invited to get involved in the NSPCC’s Stop for Tea campaign and play their part in ending cruelty to children by baking up a storm, hosting a tea party, inviting friends round for a ‘G&T’ or even teeing-off on the golf course. Businesses too can come on-board by enabling staff, and even customers, to make those tea-breaks really count. Whatever their chosen way to take a break, Bronagh is asking people to make supporting NSPCC services in Foyle their ‘cup of tea’.
“Excellent work is already being done by the NSPCC locally, through services such as the Foyle Resource Team, which provides specialist recovery services to children directly affected by sexual abuse, the dedicated Domestic Abuse Team, ChildLine and the Young Witness Service, but there is no question that continuing support is needed.
“Thanks to the NSPCC’s expertise in therapeutic recovery work and child protection, families in Foyle have access to programmes which are tailored to meet the emotional needs of children affected by abuse. Protecting vulnerable children, and helping them along the road to recovery, is the best reason I know to have a cup of tea.”
Anyone can get involved, whether at home or at work – put the kettle on and raise vital funds for local children. To get involved, people should contact the NSPCC on 028 9035 7970 and request a Stop for Tea pack.