LET’S SWEAT IT TOGETHER
If it’s BIG to you, it’s BIG to us!
Click below to find out how to take part now.
About Let's Sweat It Together
ISPCC know how the children of Ireland are feeling. We know what is on their minds and how they are coping, and more importantly how they are not coping. Last year, our 24/7 Childline Listening Service experienced a significant increase in conversations from children seeking support in relation to thoughts about suicide, conflict in the home and feelings of low mood and unhappiness.
Having recently lived through a global pandemic and now entering a period of economic uncertainty, kids can too often be told to not sweat the small stuff.
That is where Childline comes in; because at Childline our belief is simple; if its BIG to you; its BIG to us!
Make sure to register as a school or corporate before March 27th. The countdown is on!
Lap and Chat for Individuals
We are asking individuals to ask a friend or family member to go for a walk in the park, a lap around their area, or a local trail. During their lap, chat about what is on their mind and what may be worrying them both.
Before or after your Lap and Chat, people can donate and leave a message, letting us know what they chatted about and who they went with. They can also send the link to their friend/family member to donate.
Everyone will receive a completion certificate! That can be shared through WhatsApp, Facebook or Instagram to let everyone know they took on the challenge and supported Childline this Spring.
By taking part, your donation will help support Irelands only listening service of its kind for children, that can be accessed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year – online, by phone or via online chat
Lap and Chat for Schools
We are asking students to pair up with a friend in their class and take a few laps around their yard, school or in their local area. During their lap, chat about what is on their mind and what may be worrying them. And don’t forget to listen to their friends worries during their lap.
After their Lap and Chat, each student will use a reflection workbook in class, and they will receive a school talk provided by Childline!
Students, teachers, and parents can give back to Childline by donating on their schools fundraising page. This can easily be added this to their schools Aladdin/Unique, school website, school’s intranet or schools social media pages.
Lap and Chat for Corporates
We are asking businesses to encourage team members to step away from their desks, log-out of their emails and take a lap of the office, down the street or nearby park and talk through any worries they may have. Don’t forget to listen to their friends worries during their lap.
We ask that each employee donates at least €10 through their company fundraising page to participate. This link can be easily sent through emails, shared on their intranet, socials, or WhatsApp. At the end of the campaign we encourage the company to match the funds raised by the employees.