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BEF CEO raises over £4,000 for NSPCCC

Steve Waud completes the London Marathon on behalf of #TeamNSPCC

BEF raised £4,409 in sponsorship donations for the NSPCC, the UK’s leading children’s charity. The charity works to prevent abuse, help rebuild children’s lives and support families.

BEF CEO, Stephen Waud, made the major donation when he completed the 2023 TCS London Marathon on behalf of #TeamNSPCC.

Child abuse and neglect happens every day, in every walk of life, all around the UK. At least two children in the average primary school classroom have experienced abuse or neglect. By the time they turn 18, this number rises to at least 4.

The NSPCC is active across BEF’s heartland of Yorkshire, the Humber, and the North East.

Stephen Waud said: “I’m delighted that #TeamNSPCC has received over £4,000 in funding thanks to the generosity and support of so many people. This money will go help the NSPCC be there for children. For example, answering up to 1,110 Childline calls from children and young people. Thank you to everyone who donated.”

A NSPCC spokesperson commented: “Steve’s fundraising as part of #TeamNSPCC in the London Marathon means that we can continue to be there for every child who needs us. We can train more Childline practitioners to answer more calls for help, provide counselling for more children, reach more children in schools, and families in local services, and prevent abuse from happening.

Thank you, Steve, for helping us to fight for every childhood. We couldn’t be there for children without amazing people like you.”

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