Our supported charities for 2019

UK Charity of the Year - NSPCC

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Each year our UK associates vote for our UK Charity of the Year. This year we wanted to align our charity support alongside TU’s global ‘GoodWorks@TU’ programme which takes a stand on three important causes – financial inclusion, child protection and education. 

From the charities suggested over half of your votes went to the NSPCC, an organisation which helps to protect children and young people across the UK. The funds we raise across the year will support the NSPCC’s Childline service, which gives young people a voice when no one else is listening and a place for them to turn for support – any time of day or night.

The NSPCC believe that child abuse is preventable, not inevitable. That’s why, every day, they work to protect children, prevent abuse and make child abuse a thing of the past. As the UK’s leading children's charity fighting to end child abuse, they have remained committed to this mission for over 100 years. As an independent charity, which receives around 90% of its funding from supporters, they rely on the support of people like us to make sure they can keep every child who needs them safe. Every pound raised and every penny received will help make sure they reach more children. You can find out more about the NSPCC here

Lithuanian Charity of the Year - Youth Line

Youth Line aims to provide emotional support for young people in Lithuania. Volunteers provide round the clock help by phone and email and organise public meetings in towns around Lithuania. The suicide rate in Lithuania is almost 3 times the EU average, meaning that in a country of less than 3 million people around 1000 people take their lives annually. Funds raised by our Kaunas colleagues will go towards training new volunteers to enable more telephone and email support to be offered.