A CHARITY has thanked volunteers for their support in helping to protect vulnerable children in the North-East.

The NSPCC welcomed Durham volunteers to a special event at their North-East service centre explaining how their work has helped support children when they are most in need.

NSPCC Chief Executive, Peter Wanless, said: “Today has been a fantastic opportunity to meet our volunteers from Durham and across the North-East, and to get to know our individual supporters who help us protect children and prevent abuse every day.

“Whether they take our Speak Out Stay Safe assemblies into local schools, or fundraise to support our helplines and therapeutic services, they are helping us fight for every childhood.”

Many of the volunteers have been supporting the NSPCC for a number of years, but the committee is always encouraging new members.

Katy Carmen, NSPCC North-East fundraising manager, said: “The impact that these volunteers have had on the lives of some of the country’s most vulnerable children is immeasurable. In the North-East Service Centre alone we worked with 53 adults and 80 children in face to face therapeutic support."

If you would like to get involved and start fundraising for the NSPCC, email Katy Carmen via katy.carmen@nspcc.org.uk