A popular parenting and lifestyle blogger has shown her support for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) by ‘getting her sparkle on’
Brighton-based mother-of-two and top influencer Fizzy Peaches visited the British Airways i360 viewing tower to take a sparkly NSPCC selfie.
December 11th marked Get Your Sparkle On Day, part of the children’s charity’s Christmas campaign ‘Light For Every Childhood’.
As part of this campaign, the public are encouraged to ‘Get Your Sparkle On’ to show their support for the children’s charity by wearing sparkling clothing or organising sparkle-themed events.
In support of the campaign Brighton’s BA i360 will help raise awareness by offering a 10% discount to visitors who take a selfie with an NSPCC sparkly picture frame in the ticket hall and share it online.
Selfies should be uploaded to social media with the hashtags #SparkleOn and #BAi360 to claim the discount and enjoy the attraction’s beautiful seafront views.
The month-long collaboration, from December 2nd to January 2nd is a unique show of support for the NSPCC’s Christmas appeal, ‘Light For Every Childhood’.
Fizzy Peaches, who has an online following of more than 42,000, said: “I’ve been looking forward to supporting the NSPCC’s ‘Get your Sparkle On’ at the Brighton i360 to help and raise awareness for the children that may be less fortunate this Christmas and all year round.
“I wore my sparkly festive jumper and snapped a selfie with the Sparkle frame – pop by to do the same and you’ll be helping to support this important cause to help prevent child abuse and cruelty.”
Peter Wanless, Chief Executive of the NSPCC said: “We’re extremely grateful BA i360 will be helping to raise awareness of the NSPCC’s ‘Light For Every Childhood’ Christmas campaign and encourage everyone to ‘get their sparkle on’.
“It’s easy for anyone to take part in Get Your Sparkle On – whether you’re just wearing a sparkly jumper, or organising a sparkling bake-off at work, every single penny raised will go towards helping children and young people get the help they need this Christmas”.
One in five children in the UK have suffered abuse – and this Christmas Childline counsellors in London will speak to hundreds of children about issues including suicidal feelings and self-harm – when they often have nowhere else to turn.
The NSPCC is here to help, but sadly one in three calls to its Childline service will go unanswered. That’s why every penny raised is so vital.
Every sparkle, every sequin and every pound raised for the NSPCC helps protect children. Just £3 helps our Speak Out Stay Safe programme teach a primary school pupil how to recognise abuse and get help, and £90 will provide a special assembly to 30 primary school pupils.
Laura Pauley, Communications Manager at BAi360, said: “We are delighted to support NSPCC this Christmas with Get Your Sparkle On.
“Offering a discount to visitors in return for them posting a fun selfie of themselves alongside the vital hash-tags of the campaign is a simple and fun task that will hopefully reach a lot of people.
“The ‘Light For Every Childhood’ Christmas campaign has such an important underlying message to it, so we are looking forward to not only seeing lots of fun and silly selfies from our visitors – but also to see the campaign travel across social media, reaching perhaps an audience of people that it wouldn’t otherwise reach.”
For more information on how you can get involved with Get Your Sparkle On go to www.nspcc.org.uk
To donate visit www.justgiving.com/i360sparkle
Adults worried about a child’s welfare can call the NSPCC’s Helpline 24/7 on 0808 800 5000.
Children and young people can call Childline on 0800 1111 or visit www.childline.org.uk