Fans of BBC Television and children’s books – and people concerned that children enjoy a happy, safe life – are invited to a drinks and canapés reception with the Mayor of Swindon at Excalibur Communications in Peatmoor on Tuesday 13 September, when Homes Under the Hammer presenter Martin Roberts will launch Wiltshire NSPCC Schools ‘Sadsville’ book project.
Father of two and a long standing champion of the NSPCC, Martin created the new Sadsville book in support of the Society’s Schools Programme, which is being presented in junior schools across the UK and through special assemblies to help make children aware that if they are facing bullying, neglect or abuse that support is available.
Following a hugely successful launch in Bath and North East Somerset, every primary school child in Year 5 and 6 (9, 10 and 11-year-olds) have received a free book.
In his series of books called The Villes, the stories encourage problem-solving by telling children how to get help if they need it for any reason, and provides the key information on how to contact the NSPCC’s support service Childline.
Martin now hopes to provide the book free to children in Wiltshire. He said: “The idea behind the book series is that by the end of each book the children will hopefully learn how to find a way of solving issues that concern them in their own world.”
“The NSPCC schools programme is something I feel passionate about. Unfortunately, too many children suffer neglect and abuse. It is crucial that we continue to identify new ways to reach out to children so that they feel supported – particularly in their early years.”
Sara Witham of Excalibur Communications said: “Please come along and find out more about this fantastic project and how it’s given frightened and vulnerable young children the confidence to talk to someone.”
If you would like to attend the launch at Excalibur Communications, Arclite House, Century Road, Peatmoor, Swindon SN5 5YN, email: email@example.com or call: 01225 823004.