The NSPCC in Sheffield has launched a competition to find a logo for its new national ‘Go Green’ campaign.
Sheffield will ‘Go Green’ on November 20 to highlight shock new figures which reveal the number of ‘high risk’ families in the city – those with children living in tough environments around alcohol, drugs, abuse or poverty – is well above the national average.
Now the national charity is asking Sheffield children to design a logo to represent the campaign, which aims to promote the rights and wellbeing of youngsters in the city.
Sheffield’s NSPCC president Julie Kenny said: “Everybody’s heard of Red Nose Day.
“Go Green Day – which will run hand in hand with Children’s Day – is about raising awareness of the issues and problems children in our city are facing.
“Buildings, businesses and individuals across the city will all turn green on this day every year to show their support.”
NSPCC Sheffield chair Nikki Sharpe said: “We’d love children to send us their logo designs, something positive to represent our first ever Children’s Day on November 20 and ‘going green’ – think how exciting it would be to see your design used nationally, or even globally. This is an important campaign.
“Money raised on Children’s Day each year will help fund a preventative support system in local schools, giving children aged nine to 11 the chance to highlight any concerns and talk through issues that are bothering them.
“By teaching young people to understand what abuse and neglect are, we’re hopeful we can deal with difficult situations before they have a chance to escalate.
“Prevention is the most important message.”
The competition is free and open to all children aged five to 18.
Entries must be of a picture which can be used to form a logo.
n All entries should be sent to Star reporter Nik Brear at The Star, York Street, Sheffield, S1 1PU.