Gain an hour – Give an hour!
Posted by: Sue Atkins
It is that time of year again that we all look forward, the clocks go back and we all gain an hour!
If you normally use your extra hour to sleep in, walk the dog or pop to the gym why not consider something a little bit different this year.
Heart Radio is asking you to generously give an hour’s salary to “Have a Heart” Radio’s charity campaign which is supporting ChildLine .
ChildLine is a free phone and online service, offering support and advice for any child who has nowhere left to turn.
Trained volunteers are ready to help young people in need at any time, day or night, 365 days a year. Since its launch 25 years ago, ChildLine has counselled 2.6 million children – that’s one child every five minutes. Sadly almost 20,200 of these were children ready to take their own lives.
Children can talk to ChildLine whenever they want, however they want. The video below shows how a simple call, text or email can be the start of a whole new life…
It costs £4 to answer every ChildLine call, and thanks to your support ChildLine can be there for even more children for many years to come.
Money raised by Have a Heart during the next year will be used to recruit, train and support more ChildLine volunteers to answer more calls.
You can use their Heart’s Gain an Hour, Give an Hour simple calculator here. to donate.
Alternatively why not give 60 minutes of your time and do something in that hour to raise money for Have a Heart? You could have a cake sale at work, a sponsored silence at school or have some friends round for coffee at home. There’s loads more suggestions on their A to Z of Fundraising Ideas.
Right now, due to demand, one in three ChildLine calls go unanswered so they need your help to train more volunteer counsellors to answer calls. It is very simple; all you need to do is calculate your hourly wage on our calculator and make a difference by donating.
Want to get involved, got a question?
Heart would love to hear any ideas you have to raise money during October’s ‘Gain an Hour, Give an Hour’. If your company would like to be part of it then let us know below. If you have any questions feel free to drop us an email. We look forward to hearing from you.
Childline is a truly amazing charity helping children all over the UK so please join this campaign and help a child in distress or danger to transform their lives.