Local business encourages others to volunteer

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The NSPCC is calling on people in Lisburn to volunteer to take part in or to cheer on people who are participating in events across Northern Ireland for the charity.

Lisburn company, Andrew Ingredients, took part in this year’s Annual Viking Boat Races at Cutter’s Wharf and is encouraging other people to support the charity.

Leah Abusow from the company said: “It was a fantastic day out and a great team building activity for myself and colleagues. It was great to incorporate fun and fundraising.

“What made it even better was that we won the mixed teams category – we were delighted and we hope to take part again next year.

“We did absolutely no preparation for the event, but we’re a great team in work so put our success on the day down to good teamwork and sheer determination.

“The NSPCC is such an important and influential charity. All children should have a childhood free from the fear of abuse.

“The NSPCC needs support from people like us in order to continue to protect children.

“I’d say to people who want to help NSPCC but don’t have much time to sign up to take part in or volunteer at an event.

“There is a great sense of achievement too, knowing that the money you raise will make a real difference to a child.”

The charity is also calling for anyone who would like to support any of the hundreds of slightly more sedate events and activities that are staged to raise funds for the NSPCC to get in touch.

Volunteers are always needed to carry out tasks including running refreshment stalls, helping to set up stands at events, or even acting as an event photographer for the day.

Upcoming events include the Color Run on 30 August in the Belfast, and the HACK in the Mourne Mountains on 19 September.

To find out about all volunteering opportunities at the NSPCC visit www.nspcc.org.uk/volunteer