ISPCC Childline is calling on ladies across Cork and beyond to step up for children on September 20th* and walk, jog or run their way towards helping to make sure Childline is always here to listen.
The 39th Echo Women’s Mini Marathon has been re-imagined for the current times and will instead see the starting pistol fired on a virtual event which offers ladies to take on 6K their way and help raise vital funds.
Childline, Ireland’s 24-hour active listening service for children and young people, relies on public donations for 90 per cent of its funding. It is hugely grateful for the generous support it traditionally receives across Cork.
Vital volunteers at the service’s Childline unit at Penrose Quay in Cork city centre give of their time to answer online contacts, calls and texts from children and young people who turn to Childline in relation to issues including abuse and violence, mental health difficulties and school life.
Nationally, the service – which is free to contact, confidential and non-judgmental – receives up to 1,000 contacts every day.
To help ensure Childline is always here to listen to children in Cork and across Ireland, ladies can now register to take part in this year’s Echo Virtual Mini Marathon.
Whatever way you go the distance, you will be helping to make a significant difference for children and young people.
*If Sunday 20th September isn’t suitable, ladies take on the Echo Virtual Mini Marathon challenge any time from September 18th to 27th.