Hever Castle Turns Green for NSPCC Campaign

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Hever Castle was illuminated in green on November 8 in support of the NSPCC.

The NSPCC’s Light up Christmas for Children campaign aims to help Childline reach more children in need.

For more than 30 years Childline has been there to support children and teenagers, some of whom are facing their darkest hours with nowhere else to turn.

However, due to rising demand for online, evening and night-time counselling the NSPCC service can now only respond to three in every four young people who need its help.

Hever Castle was illuminated in green to support the NSPCC’s campaign to raise money for Childline and give all young people, no matter their circumstances, the chance of a brighter future.

John Cameron, Head of Helplines at the NSPCC, said: “Childline is there for children and teenagers day and night. However, developments in technology have meant that young people are now communicating with us in very different ways which is placing the service under real pressure.

“In particular we are getting more calls later in the evening and many more contacts online, with these counselling sessions taking twice as long as those conducted over the phone.”

Duncan Leslie, CEO of Hever Castle said: “We are delighted to be illuminating Hever Castle in green in support of the NSPCC`s Light up Christmas for Children campaign. The work of Childline is vital in helping vulnerable children and we would encourage people to get behind their important work this Christmas.”

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