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GO GREEN FOR THE NSPCC

24 February 2014

Members of the Gills first team squad support `Go Green` campaign

The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) have been calling on people in Medway this month to “Go Green” and raise vital funds to help educate local children about abuse before it starts.

NSPCC research shows that on average two children in every primary school classroom are suffering from abuse or neglect and the majority of cases go undetected.

All month people have been going green by hosting green-themed events and raising money that will enable the charity to take its ground breaking new ChildLine Schools Service into schools across the county, and it is not too late for you to do your bit.

Some of the Gills players were keen to get involved and help to promote the campaign, with club captain Adam Barrett, Craig Fagan, Chris Whelpdale and Cody McDonald all going green for the afternoon. 

Barrett commented: “Go green is a fantastic idea; everyone should take part and help raise money for a very good cause and an important charity.  The more money raised, the better the education and support can be given to local children.”

Fagan added: “Please get involved in the Go Green campaign.  You can do that in many ways, by wearing green clothing or painting your face green.  Get involved and help as many children as possible.”

Using specially trained volunteers, the Service will deliver sensitively tailored workshops and assemblies to 9-11 year olds to educate them about abuse, how to protect themselves and where to get help if they need it. 

The NSPCC aim to reach more than 21,000 children in 80 schools across Medway.

The GFC Community Trust is delighted to be able to support such a fantastic cause, and help to deliver the message.  If you would like any more information or ideas about how you too could Go Green, click here.

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