As president of the Sheffield and Hallamshire branch of the NSPCC I am organising a fundraising gala dinner on the evening of November 19 before the launch of the UK’s first Children’s Day which is being held on Universal Children’s Day.
You might have already seen press coverage for this year’s Children’s Day.
Universal Children’s Day was established by the United Nations in 1954 to promote children’s welfare around the world. It is held on November 20, the same day the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child in 1959 and signed the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989.
This is our chance to promote the welfare of our children in South Yorkshire and I am inviting you to join me in raising much-needed funds at a gala dinner being held at Sheffield Wednesday Football club on November 19. Tickets are £50 each (table of 10 £475) for a three-course dinner. We are hoping to make a real difference to the lives of our children and the money raised will help support the ChildLine Schools Service, provided by the NSPCC, for children in Sheffield and South Yorkshire. The service is aimed at raising awareness amongst 9- to 11- year olds of what abuse is and where they can get help.
Replies by Friday, September 20 would be much appreciated.
Julie A Kenny CBE DL
President, NSPCC Sheffield and Hallam branch