The amount of calls that Childline received last year was astonishing 3 years ago

The amount of calls that Childline received last year was astonishing

380,000.

Imagine 380,000 calls day and night being made to Childline with children in need on the other end of the phone.

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That was the number of calls made last year, and as we hope the number will be lower this year, the charity has launched its annual Cheerios Childline Breakfast this week.

The breakfasts' will take place around the country from Monday 15 to Sunday 21 of October, with ISPCC Childline celebrating its 30th birthday. The charity is particularly encouraging businesses and community groups to take part and raise vital funds for Ireland’s only 24-hour listening service for children.

Those who register will receive a fundraising pack containing posters, collection boxes and sponsorship cards after registering, as well as boxes of Cheerios.

Speaking at the launch, John Church, CEO of the ISPCC said: “Cheerios Childline Breakfast is hugely important to Childline and we hope to see many businesses, workplaces and organisations registering for the first time, as well as welcoming back many who support us annually.

"We are very grateful to everyone who hosts a breakfast takes part – your generosity helps ensure that we are always there to listen to children, every day, and night.”

Register today at or Text RISE to 50300 to donate €4.

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*ISPCC Childline will receive a minimum of €3.60.  Service provider Like Charity. 

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