Apr 04 - Childline Flag Day Raises Funds for Telephone Helpline

childline Childline’s annual Flag Day takes place today and, for the first time, the charity is appealing for online donations to fund their important work in Gibraltar. Donations can be made here.

If the charity manages to raise £4,000 this would fund their Telephone Helpline Service for six months, meaning they could reach around 300 people in Gibraltar. Their dedicated team of volunteers will also be out in force this Friday, at the usual collection points, so please give generously as their services are entirely funded by private donations.

Childline is a volunteer-led organization, which started in Gibraltar in 2007. Since that time, their work has touched so many lives and last year they responded to 781 calls on their telephone helpline, which is open every evening between 5pm and 9pm on freephone 8008. Calls received range from reports of child abuse and neglect, to cyberbullying, relationship issues, teenage pregnancies and drugs. A significant number of calls are also received from adults either to report concerns, discuss their childhood abuse, or to gain some support to encourage their children to behave better. Concerns can also be reported online via their website www.childline.gi