Children’s charity the NSPCC, in partnership with the Banbury Guardian, is asking people to relive their childhoods this month to help raise money for the charity’s work.
The Bring Back Play project is a new way to have fun with friends, family and colleagues while raising vital funds.
Whether it is a 24-hour Monopoly marathon, a five-a-side football tournament or a superhero fancy dress day, there are lots of ways to Bring Back Play this May.
Christian Morris, NSPCC regional head of fundraising, said: “As we get older it’s easy to take life too seriously. We focus on our careers, our bank balance, our responsibilities.
“But we want people to remember how good it felt when they were younger to have the freedom to play. The NSPCC uses play therapy to help children recover from neglect and abuse. By playing, they can make sense of what has happened to them, build their confidence and start to trust adults again.
“With your support the NSPCC can help these children to have the happy childhood they need to thrive.”
Getting involved in Bring Back Play is really simple and a range of materials to help people plan and stage their events can be downloaded from the charity’s website. So pick a date in May, get friends, family and colleagues involved and pledge your support at nspcc.org.uk/play.
Then just have fun and send the money to the NSPCC!