NSPCC Childhood Day celebrated with radio takeovers

Six-year-old Oscar prepares for his stint presenting Drivetime this afternoon.

Black Country Radio and the NSPCC have teamed up to celebrate Childhood Day with a special drivetime show this afternoon.

The children’s charity first launched Childhood Day three years ago as a way to bring communities together and highlight the vital role that everyone can play in helping to keep children safe from abuse and neglect.

Taking place every year on the second Friday in June, Childhood Day is the charity's national flagship day of fundraising and action that brings communities together and gives everyone a way to help keep children safe.

This year, the charity is asking the public to take on the Childhood Day Mile, however you complete your mile, whether you walk it, space hopper it or dance it, every pound raised will help support the NSPCC’s vital work.

They've already seen displays of support across an array of exciting events, with HRH The Duchess of Edinburgh visiting a school in London and Ant and Dec showing their support of the Childhood Day Mile.

However this afternoon, a partnership with Black Country Radio will see six-year-old Oscar and four-year-old Effie presenting alongside Leigh Perry in the studio.

To continue the celebrations, on Saturday, Birmingham’s Centenary Square will play host to bhangra music, games and Pantosaurus. The event is supported by Birmingham City Council and will feature in the One Hundred Brilliant Days campaign to celebrate the city’s children and young people.

For more information about volunteering, you can send an email to the charity.


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