NSPCC World Record attempt in Colchester to honour 30 years of ChildLine

Colchester’s NSPCC needs you to sign up and help


Colchester NSPCC Business Group is well known for creative fundraising events, annually hosting the Emerald Ball, and raising the profile of the NSPCC. But did you know that every penny raised is spent in the local community?

The NSPCC Business Groups are a key life force to generating new volunteers, as well as much-needed funds and awareness of the services of the NSPCC within local communities. One of the main services that requires monies locally is ChildLine and a world record attempt is set for this summer to fundraise locally and mark a special anniversary of the service.

Katie Skingle “I have been involved with helping the NSPCC for nearly ten years now and there are always more children in need of the NSPCC and their services. In our current digital age, we constantly have more challenges facing us in regards the protection of our young ones and the NSPCC is changing and adapting to those challenges on a daily basis. ChildLine has been a core service and a saving grace to so many little people over the last 30 years. This summer we intend to celebrate its successes by setting a world record for the largest game of musical statues at this year’s Colchester Party in the Park. We need 1,500 people to sign up and participate to succeed – all profits from Party in the Park will go to the NSPCC, so buy your ticket and register your details for entry today. The gates are opening early on Saturday 30th July from 3pm ready for our 5pm attempt.”

The reigning record stands at 1,079 people who took part in an event organised by Danone Finland. The Colchester NSPCC Business Group are urging party goers to take on the challenge and turn up from 3pm to take part. There will be lots of prizes and fun throughout the attempt to get people in the mood for Party in the Park at 7pm.

Sarah Laffling, Community Fundraising Manager for the NSPCC said “More than 90% of the NSPCC funding comes from generous donations and fundraising – which highlights how important its supporters are for children in need of the NSPCC’s services. Katie and her team are working to help prevent cruelty to children through fundraising events so that the NSPCC can carry out their vital work. Local generosity ensures NSPCC projects in your own home town are able to continue and we

are always looking for more volunteers to join the Colchester Business Group and support their great work”. To find out how you can make a difference please visit www.colchesternspccbusinessgroup.org.uk and register your interest.

“The NSPCC believes every child deserves a childhood.” continues Katie Skingle, “It is really poignant to have decided to do a fundraiser based around a traditional children’s party game. We want every child to know the joy of childhood and the money raised at this event will be going towards supporting the ChildLine Service in our own county.”

If you would like to book tickets to Colchester Party in the Park please visit http://www.foodanddrinkfestivalsuk.co.uk/book/ and register your entry for the record attempt by noting it on your booking form after Saturday ticket purchase.

“A NIGHT IN NEVERLAND” raises more than £3,000 for local charity

The eighth Colchester NSPCC Business Group’s Emerald Ball is a magical success


Colchester agency, KAT Marketing, in collaboration with the Colchester NSPCC Business Group, held their 8th Annual Emerald Ball on 21st November 2015 at Wivenhoe House Hotel, to much success.

Chairwoman of the NSPCC Business Group Katie Skingle said: “The evening was full of surprises and magic courtesy of Version Events and we had such great sponsors like West Property Management and Fisher Jones Greenwood – we couldn’t be more appreciative of their support. A wonderful night was had by all whilst raising over £3,000 for local projects of the NSPCC, via their Essex schools services.”

Adam Hildred, one of the guests at the Peter-Pan inspired evening said, “We love the Emerald Ball and have been on numerous years and it always has such fantastic theming and entertainment to such a high level. We always have such a great night out and to know that you are helping to raise monies to give back to the local children – why would we not go every year? The Group is looking for more committee members and I’m thinking about joining for 2016.”

Other sponsors for the event include Funky Sweets, Fuller Davies and Laura Rampton School of Dance.

“The NSPCC believes every child deserves a childhood.” continues Katie, “This really resonates with the theme we chose for the ball. The funds raised on the evening for the NSPCC Schools Service in Colchester and its surrounding areas will raise awareness of what abuse is, different kinds of abuse, how to identify it and how to get help. A very worthy local cause to support.”

Sarah Laffling, NSPCC’s Community Fundraising Manager said: “We are thankful and commend the Colchester NSPCC Business Group for supporting the good work of the NSPCC in their local community. KAT Marketing’s dedication to our cause is simply outstanding”.

If you would like to sponsor this well-known spectacular fundraising event for 2016, please call KAT Marketing on 01206 765544 or email contactus@katmarketing.co.uk

To join the Colchester NSPCC Business Group (CNBG) please go to www.colchesternspccbusinessgroup.org.uk and register your interest.