St Peter & St Paul School pupil, Sophie is leading our school’s charity fundraiser Get Your Sparkle On this week ( Friday 11th December ) to raise funds for local NSPCC charities.
Sophie is the youngest NSPCC Fundraising committee member in the UK. She belongs to the Mansfield District committee, which is part of the North Nottinghamshire area. She has been a member for one year and attends all of the committee meetings and events that are age appropriate.
Sophie’s mum, Chair of the Mansfield District Committee said, “ The committee recently approved Sophie’s idea of a 70’s disco, but this is on hold at the moment due to Covid, but we hope to run it as soon as we can.
Sophie spends hours helping with the “behind the scenes” NSPCC work, making favour boxes, wrapping raffle prizes and even if she can’t attend an event, such as our Ball, she will happily help with the setting up. From being 3 years old, Sophie has been an angel in our Annual Christmas Carol Concert, always taking the collection bucket round the congregation at the end.”
Through working closely with the NSPCC, St Peter & St Paul School’s children know that there are many children living hard and painful lives, and want to help as many of those children as they can. They have heard the NSPCC’s School service talk, and this has helped them to understand about some of their work.
Mrs Jill Phinn, Headteacher said,” The more children are aware of child abuse, the less it hides in the shadows and we can help more children who are brave enough to speak out.
I love that Sophie wants to help other children, we are very proud of her leading this charity day within our school and raising funds to help other children.”
Get Your Sparkle On is an annual NSPCC event where friends, workmates and family can get together to raise money to protect children from abuse.