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To do­nate £4

text ‘NSPCC 4’

to 70744

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text ‘NSPCC 12’

to 70744 To do­nate £20 text ‘NSPCC 20’ to 70744

Stamps could raise vi­tal cash too, and we are ask­ing read­ers to send them in – as long as they can fit in an A4 en­ve­lope – in aid of the cam­paign. Child­line warns many young peo­ple are al­ready at “cri­sis point” when they phone or email in. Dame Es­ther said: “Child­line works night and day to be there for as many chil­dren and teenagers as pos­si­ble.

“How­ever, with more and more young peo­ple con­tact­ing us on­line, and these coun­selling ses­sions tak­ing dou­ble the time as those con­ducted over the phone, our re­sources are be­com­ing in­creas­ingly stretched.

“We are re­ally ex­cited that a great cam­paign­ing news­pa­per like the Daily Mir­ror is back­ing our ef­forts to get to young peo­ple in

need of our help more quickly. “We would also urge chil­dren and teenagers to keep con­tact­ing us and to stay on the call or on­line un­til a coun­sel­lor is avail­able.” There has been a sharp rise in de­mand for on­line and latenight coun­selling from Child­line.

Chil­dren call for help on is­sues like do­mes­tic and sex­ual abuse, eat­ing dis­or­ders, sub­stance abuse, bul­ly­ing and gen­der and sex­u­al­ity is­sues.

To send your stamps, please post to Daily Mir­ror Christ­mas Ap­peal, 1 Canada Square, Ca­nary Wharf, Lon­don, E14 5AP. Please do not send any­thing larger than an A4 en­ve­lope.

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