We've received Lifetime Achievement recognition at the NSPCC Childhood Champion Awards
1 August 2016
We received the award at the NSPCC Childhood Champions Awards in London. It’s for our outstanding commitment and contribution to the charity’s fight for every childhood.
Four million children and young people have received advice and support across the UK since Dame Esther Rantzen founded ChildLine in 1986. The NSPCC says without our support – providing hardware, volunteers and office space – starting ChildLine wouldn't have been possible.
Suzy Christopher, BT’s Charity + Community Director says: “For the last 30 years, our expertise, fundraising and volunteers have given children across the UK a place to turn to when they’ve had nowhere else. It’s an honour to receive this achievement award on behalf of everyone in BT who’s been involved in this fantastic service for children and young people.”
During that time, we’ve raised a total of £11m. It’s helped train hundreds of counsellors who’ve spoken to thousands of children about problems ranging from abuse and bullying, to family tensions and teenage pregnancy.
Suzy adds: “Our support for ChildLine continues. We’re currently helping to develop a new ChildLine website. And our employees volunteer as counsellors and help in other programmes, events and challenges.