NSPCC takes over First Utility website to raise funds to power Childline

The NSPCC has taken over the First Utility website for the month of August to encourage energy customers to do their bit to ensure children in need always have somewhere to go for help and advice.

New and existing customers who switch to any of First Utility’s tariffs this month will generate a five pound donation from the energy company to the children’s charity.

Five pounds is enough to cover the cost of a call to the NSPCC’s Childline service, with the gas and electricity supplier aiming to generate enough donations in August to pay for Childline to answer a call every 10 minutes until the end of 2017.

Childline is there for children 24/7 with counsellors available via telephone, 1-2 -1 online chat and via the ‘For Me’ app – no matter what is causing a young person concern.

First Utility entered into a two -year partnership with the NSPCC in 2015 with the aim of raising a quarter of a million pounds before the end of 2017. 

Claire Hoyle, NSPCC head of partnerships said: “We’re delighted to be taking over the First Utility website this month.  Since our partnership began, the company has been committed to our fight for every childhood.  The donations made to Childline when a customer changes tariff will ensure that young people can get advice and support when they need it most.”

Ed Kamm, Chief Commercial Officer at First Utility added: “The NSPCC was chosen by our employees as our national charity partner in 2013 and we are proud to be extending that support to raise significant funds for a deeply important cause. We hope that by dedicating the month of August to the NSPCC we will not only raise money for the charity, but also help families financially by lowering their household energy bills.”




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