Michele Baxter

Drive It Day in aid of Childline

Fundraising for ChildLine
raised of £60,000 target
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It is with great pleasure that the FBHVC announce that Drive it Day 2022 will continue to support the NSPCCs Childline service along with Ride It Day for our Motorcyling Community.

This will be the second year of partnering with Childline after such a successful first year, and raising enough funds to cover the cost of running Childline for 24 hours.

The Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs introduced Drive it Day in 2005 with the aim of getting the nations transport heritage out on the roads and seen by the public. Since then, the national celebration of Historic Vehicles has successfully increased public awareness of the historic vehicle movement whilst bringing a sense of togetherness to the thousands of owners and enthusiasts who attend events and runs up and down the country. Those events, held by over 500 member organisations and clubs that make up the Federations membership, are as varied as the vehicles taking part and often include Drive Outs, Rallies, and meetings at local beauty spots or historic sites.

As the role of the FBHVC and of the historic movement evolves and we become ever more aware of all our duties to contribute to wider society, the Federation has been exploring ways to develop National Drive it Day and re-position the event so that, as well as fulfilling its aims to raise awareness of the historic vehicle movement, we can also use it as an opportunity to contribute to society. We are delighted to introduce Ride It Day plates for the Motorcyling community who have also been so supportive.

During the past 2 years through the pandemic, the NSPCCs Childline service has become even more significant as a vital lifeline for those children who feel they have no one else to turn to, holding 19,000 counselling sessions a month since lockdown began. Over half of all conversations related to mental and emotional health (including suicidal thoughts and feelings and self-harm), and more children under 11 contacting the service.

As children adjust to returning to school and the effects of the pandemic continue to be felt, Childline will continue to be a vital resource during these times of uncertainty, but they need our help to fund these vital resources. It costs just £4 to answer a contact from a child or young person reaching out for help, you can make a donation here or hold your own Drive it Day or Ride It Day  event or activity to raise funds for Childline - and all support will be gratefully received and hugely appreciated.

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ChildLine is the UK's free and confidential, 24 hour helpline for children in distress or danger. Trained volunteer counsellors comfort, advise, support and protect children and young people who may feel they have nowhere else to turn. Children call ChildLine about a wide range of problems, but the most common problems are abuse (both sexual and physical), bullying, serious family tensions, worries about friends' welfare and teenage pregnancy. Children and young people can call ChildLine about anything – no problem is too big or too small. ChildLine is a service provided by the NSPCC

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