BHS raises £600 for NSPCC

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The NSPCC is pleased to announce that British Home Stores Milton Keynes have helped raise over £600 for the NSPCC during an Easter weekend extravaganza to support the children’s charity.

Staff at stores across the East of England took part in a variety of fundraising activities including in-store collections, nail painting, raffles, fancy dress and promoting the sale of the lovely NSPCC tea spoons. BHS restaurants also supported fundraising efforts, offering their customers a fantastic food raffle with prizes ranging from a cup of tea to a fish supper and selling NSPCC tea spoons for a suggested £1 donation.

In total BHS stores across the UK raised over a fantastic £68,000 over the Easter weekend.

Louise Taylor head of Marketing for BHS said: “All the Staff at BHS are always keen to raise money for the NSPCC, especially if it means having fun. The Easter weekend extravaganza was a great success and we are thrilled that our efforts have paid off. By harnessing the goodwill of our customers we’ve raised a fantastic sum for the NSPCC’s vital work. It is so important that we continue to support the NSPCC as their services make such a huge difference to the lives of children and young people.”

Since 2008 BHS has raised an impressive £800,000 for the NSPCC and have committed to continue to raise money and make a difference through 2012/2013.

Emma Taylor, NSPCC corporate fundraising manager, said: “BHS have been fantastic supporters of NSPCC and staff are always keen to get stuck in to fundraising activities. It is a testament to their commitment and the generosity of their customers that they continue to raise so much for the NSPCC. It looks like some Easter fun was had by all and I would like to say thank you to BHS staff and customers for their ongoing support.”

All the money raised by BHS will make a massive difference to the lives of children and young people in the East of England and across the UK. It could pay for more ChildLine counsellors to answer contacts from children by phone and online; help the NSPCC answer more calls from adults with concerns about a child; and enable the charity to develop innovative and pioneering services for children who have suffered abuse and harm.