Virgin Money London Marathon – Are you running without a charity? Join Team NSPCC

london marathon 2016The momentum for the Virgin Money London Marathon (VMLM) is building as we near closer to race day – Sunday 24 April 2016, 9am Greenwich Park London.  As the 2016 official charity partner this will be a great opportunity to celebrate our work in the 30th year of ChildLine.

If you know of anyone running without a charity place please encourage them to join Team NSPCC, entitling participants to professional training advice, fundraising support, access to our post-race reception and an incredible amount of motivation along the route from our cheerpoints.

Every child is worth running for.


Gardeners’ Question Time with Sutton NSPCC

Our ever popular Gardeners’ Question Time 2016 will soon be upon us – Tuesday 22nd March 2016 – see details below.  Tickets are now available at £6.00 each.  There will be refreshments and a prize raffle.

Our expert panel is chaired by Jim Buttress from BBC2’s The Big Allotment Challenge, with special guests Tom Hart Dyke from Lullingston Castle and Mark Wasilewski, Manager Royal Parks.

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tearfund Christmas Fayre

tearfund Christmas fayreWe are pleased to let our readers know about another event in Cheam – the tearfund Christmas Fayre in support of their Syria Crisis Appeal.

This is at Cheam Baptist Church, Park Road Cheam on Saturday 21st November 2015, 9am to 1pm.

There will be a Craft Stall, Books, CDs, paper, Cards, Children’s Activities, Cakes, Jams, Plants, gifts, jewellery, bric-a-brac and much more… plus the SECRET ROOM… children only!


Mental health and emotional wellbeing of looked after children

nspcc worryLast Wednesday NSPCC supported young people at a roundtable event with Minister for Children and Families, Ed Timpson MP.

The young people from NSPCC, Southwark Council and the ‘Who Cares?’ Trust were there to feedback to the Minister on the mental health and emotional wellbeing of looked after children.

The feedback session, chaired by Peter Wanless, was a great opportunity for the young people to put their views to the Minister, and they did this with great confidence.

Ed Timpson took on board what the young people had said, particularly around the need for having their mental health assessed upon entry into care and upskilling of carers and professionals to be able to better deal with mental health concerns.