Today, stylist Sonya Lennon donned a ‘blinged’ ISPCC volunteer bib to help launch the ISPCC’s ‘Get Your Bib On’ recruitment drive. The ISPCC are appealing to people from all over Ireland to sign up as fundraising volunteers to help reach their Christmas fundraising goal of €1 million.
The ISPCC is the only agency in Ireland providing a national 24 hour support service to children and young people. In spite of this, the ISPCC continues to rely on the generosity and support of the Irish people for over 90% of its funding.
Speaking at today’s launch, Ashley Balbirnie, CEO (ISPCC) said ‘this year, more than ever, we need the support of individuals and groups from every corner of Ireland. We are asking people to help us make a positive difference to the lives of Ireland’s most vulnerable children’.
Mr Balbirnie also stressed the benefits of volunteering; ‘for many people volunteering is a new year’s resolution, so we are asking people to come on board and tick it off their list before the end of the year! Volunteering is great fun, you get an opportunity to make new friends, develop new skills and make a real difference in your own community.’
Volunteers can help out in many different ways this Christmas such as taking part in public collections, holding a fundraising event in aid of the ISPCC with friends, family or colleagues or by simply making a donation to the ISPCC.
Over the next few weeks the ‘Get Your Bib On’ recruitment drive will be visiting shopping centres all over Ireland encouraging individuals, companies and groups to help out this Christmas. The ISPCC staff will be on hand to discuss all aspects of volunteering as well as giving the public a chance to try on a unique range of special ‘Blinged’ Bibs.
For more information, or to register as a volunteer, please log on to http://www.ispcc.ie/getyourbibon or call 1850 50 40 50.