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Blanchardstown Centre raises €32,000 for ISPCC Childline

Blanchardstown Centre raises €32,000 for ISPCC Childline

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Blanchardstown Centre’s Donate for Discounts raises €32,000

for Childline, the 24-hour listening service for children  

ISPCC Childline is delighted to announce that Blanchardstown Centre’s recent Donate for Discounts event raised a staggering €32,000 for the charity.

Customers in their thousands generously donated to the fundraising initiative in the Centre with all proceeds going to ISPCC Childline.

This money will go towards the cost of recruiting and training volunteers to answer calls, texts and online contacts from children, for the 24-hour listening service for children.

ISPCC Childline Interim CEO, Caroline O’Sullivan said: “We’d like to say a massive ‘thank you’ to everyone who supported Childline at Blanchardstown Centre.  The Childline team was bowled over by the generosity of everyone we met and the welcome we received. 

“It was brilliant for the team to meet so many kind and friendly customers and extremely moving to hear from so many why they support Childline, what Childline means to them and their families, or children that they know. Childline is there for every child, every day, and it is incredibly inspiring to our team of volunteers and staff to get such fantastic public support.

“Childline needs to raise almost 85 per cent of its annual costs through fundraising, and that is only possible through the generosity of the public. We are very grateful to all the staff at Blanchardstown Centre, and all the shops that came on board the brilliant ‘Donate for Discounts’ scheme to make sure that children in Ireland can talk to someone they trust about what is worrying them, 24-hours a day. The funds raised in Blanchardstown Centre will be part of every call, text and online contact we answer.”

Ciara Curtis, Deputy Marketing Manager from Blanchardstown Centre said: “We were delighted to raise funds for ISPCC Childline at our Donate for Discounts event. Customers donated to this very worthy cause and availed of some great discounts across the Centre in return for their generosity! It was a win-win for everyone involved and we would like to thank all of our stores and customers for their support. It was a pleasure working with the ISPCC Childline team and wonderful to get the great result of a massive €32,000 which was raised. This will go directly to their 24-hour listening service for children, Childline, which is a vital outlet for children in need and needs our support now more than ever”.

Any child can contact Childline about anything, 24 hours a day on 1800 66 66 66 or until 4am by texting ‘talk’ to 50101 or online at Childline.ie.

For more information, log on to www.blanchardstowncentre.com

Note to Editor:

For more information, please contact Sue Murphy – Sue.Murphy@ispcc.ie, 0831661305.

Photos of the cheque presentation have been circulated to picture desks by Photocall Ireland.

Blanchardstown Centre, recently awarded SHOPPING COMPLEX OF THE YEAR, offers a unique shopping & leisure experience.  Home to over 180 stores, 3 Retail Parks and 25 Restaurants, it is located just outside Dublin City on the N3, (M50 exit 6) linked to all major motorways making it Ireland’s most accessible and largest destination shopping centre. Parking is completely free. Shopping is a pleasure at Blanchardstown Centre with over 180 stores to choose from including Debenhams, M&S, BT2, Superdry, H&M, Topshop, River Island, Oasis, Warehouse, Zara, Dunnes Stores & Penneys.

The ISPCC (Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) is the national child protection charity. The ISPCC delivers innovative child-centred services in a number of locations throughout Ireland. Childline is Ireland's only 24-hour listening service for children and young people. It is free, confidential and non-judgmental, providing support to children across Ireland.

The ISPCC Support Line provides a confidential listening service, offering information, advice and emotional support to all members of the public who contact us, on any issue in relation to child protection and welfare.

The ISPCC Mentoring Programme provides mentoring services to parents and young people. The programme aims to create a mentoring relationship between a young person or a parent and a trained adult volunteer, through which support can be provided and new opportunities for growth explored.

The ISPCC’s Child and Family Support Service provides a one-to-one child-centred service for children and young people in their own home or place of the child’s choosing.

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