Blakemore Retail colleagues are celebrating a record-breaking year, generating more than £450,000 for the NSPCC. Blakemore Retail has supported the NSPCC’s Schools Service, which visits primary schools with the charity’s ‘Speak Out. Stay Safe’ programme, for over 12 years, helping to teach children about abuse in an ageappropriate way and what to do if anything worries them.

Last August, Blakemore Retail colleagues took part in the NSPCC’s PANTS Day, to raise awareness 
around child safety.

Colleagues have raised £452,000, smashing their previous record of £319,000. Their incredible efforts have raised over £3.5 million for the NSPCC since launching the partnership with the children’s charity. In-store fundraising activities over the last year have included PANTS Day over August Bank Holiday, Halloween events, Sparkle Day at Christmas, and a Wild West Weekend to help spread the message of the NSPCC’s Wild West Web online safety campaign.

There were also quiz nights, car boot sales and fetes outside stores. Dedicated colleagues also pushed themselves by taking on skydives, running the London Marathon and other 10km races, and climbing new heights by tackling the Gherkin Challenge. A group of colleagues even survived the wild on a Bear Grylls challenge by spending two days in the Brecon Beacons in Wales with limited food and water and no tent.

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