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Sirens Netball are proud to name NSPCC Scotland as Charity Partner for a second year on International Day of Charity

5th September 2018

Sirens Netball are pleased to announce partnership with NSPCC Scotland for a second year on International Day of Charity.

Sirens teamed up with the leading child protection charity last year with the shared aim of promoting child safety and health and well being, following a successful TV campaign launched by NSPCC which shows a nervous young netball player who finds the courage to speak out to her coach about something which is obviously weighing on her mind.

Since its launch in Scotland in 2012, the NSPCC’s schools service has conducted more than 3,430 primary school visits and spoken to over 237,150 pupils to give children information on how to stay safe from abuse and who to approach if they need help. The charity aims to reach every single primary school in Scotland and the UK with the service over the coming years.

Sirens will continue to sport NSPCC Scotland’s logo and #SpeakOutStaySafe hashtag on their match day dresses throughout the 2019 Vitality Netball Superleague season, support school assemblies across Scotland to promote the work of Speak Out Stay Safe, and empower young girls to take part in sport.

Claire Nelson, CEO of Sirens Netball and Netball Scotland said: “Sirens are so much more than just a netball team in a league. This team represents a powerful movement in Scotland where we want to use our athletes and platform to drive meaningful change for women’s sport, to inspire the next generation to be confident enough to follow their passion and use their voices, and to be ambassadors for important causes and campaigns. Working with NSPCC Scotland for a second year is a privilege and a responsibility that we will take very seriously.”

Paul Cockram Head of Fundraising at NSPCC Scotland said: “NSPCC Scotland is working every day to keep children safe. We are protecting children today, and preventing abuse tomorrow, so we can make child abuse a thing of the past. We can’t reach every child without the help of partnerships like Netball Scotland and the Sirens team. £3 is all it costs to reach one more primary school child and empower them with the knowledge they need to stay safe from abuse. We’re looking forward to seeing you at the matches to support both the Sirens netball team and our work in Scotland.”