Childline volunteers in Dublin are calling on individuals, families, clubs and communities across Dublin to join them this summer in taking part in the ‘Way to 5K’ challenge in aid of the charity.
ISPCC Childline Regional Supervisor Jackie Moore said: “Every day and night, children and young people in Dublin and across Ireland turn to Childline.
“They may be experiencing bullying, challenges in friendships or relationships, tensions at home or mental health difficulties.
“With thanks to our wonderful volunteers, Childline is always there to listen.
“Childline needs to be here for every child and young person in Ireland, always.
“The service, however, relies on donations for 90 per cent of the funding which makes this possible.
“Our ability to fundraise has been significantly impacted by the restrictions associated with the Covid-19 pandemic.
“To help make sure no child or young person has to face their challenges alone, our Childline volunteers are stepping up this August Bank Holiday weekend and taking on a 5K challenge.
“Whether you choose to conquer your ‘Childline Way to 5K’ course by running, jogging, walking or wheeling, you’ll be joining in a nationwide community of Childline supporters helping to make a difference for children.
“You will help to make sure they always have somewhere they can turn.”
Childline receives up to 800 online contacts, calls and texts every day from children and young people in Dublin and across Ireland who seek support.
The service is free, confidential and non-judgmental and there to listen 24 hours a day, every day.
For more information on the event, you can visit: https://www.popupraces.ie/race/childline-5k-virtual-run/