KENDAL College students are to become the new ambassadors for NSPCC. 

Under a new partnership between the college and the charity they aim to reach new audiences across Cumbria.

A wide range of students at the college will learn more about the charity’s work to support children and young people across the region, while also developing their own campaigning, fundraising and social media skills as part of the new partnership with the NSPCC.

The scheme has been running for six weeks but will officially launch next week (June 9 and 10), when the college’s social media accounts celebrate the run up to Childhood Day, the charity’s flagship fundraising event.

Sandra Jones, NSPCC community fundraising manager for Cumbria, said: “We are hugely excited about working with the students at Kendal College, and delighted to hear the young ambassadors are so keen to support the NSPCC’s work.

“Through partnerships like this, we can reach a new audience across the region to take a stand together for childhood and against abuse.

"At the same time, we can increase awareness of the amazing work the NSPCC does to protect children and young people here in Cumbria and across the UK and raise funds to support the charity.”

The college will be hosting fundraising events throughout the week in support of Childhood Day, and by taking part in the student ambassador scheme, students will gain valuable experience in communications and campaigning, receive online training and take part in volunteering and fundraising.

The college will also share details about the NSPCC’s work across the region – like the Speak Out Stay Safe assemblies for primary schools, and the free online safety webinars for parents – through regular messaging to schools and families in the area.

Hope Fogg, Kendal College’s school and community liaison officer, said: “We are very excited about this new partnership, sharing and celebrating the work of the NSPCC.

“My role enables me to work closely with schools, the community and our fantastic Student Ambassadors, who are eager to be involved in spreading the word of the NSPCC.

"It is a wonderful opportunity and one in which the college is proud to be involved with”.

The ongoing partnership will welcome new students each year, with previous young ambassadors being on hand to help new members with the work.

Visit the NSPCC website to find out more about Childhood Day, online safety, and how you can support the charity.