A Retford fundraiser who has been supporting the UK’s leading children’s charity for almost 30 years has been appointed its new Vice Chair of Trustees.
Elizabeth Brash, 56, has been appointed NSPCC Vice Chair of trustees and now works with the charity’s senior bosses, drawing on decades of experience to help the charity make the most use of its resources in the best interests of children.
She said: “I feel enormously proud and privileged to be volunteering and working on the front line for all the children and young people who need our help.
“Everyone at the NSPCC works hard to be a voice for children through our campaigns, ‘Speak Out. Stay Safe’ schools service, therapeutic services in our children’s centres across the country and our Childline service for all children.
“I passionately believe that every childhood is worth fighting for.”
Elizabeth Brash has been a Trustee for the NSPCC since September 2015; covering the Midlands, the South West and Channel Islands.
She started fundraising when she joined the NSPCC Retford district committee branch in 1987 and a decade later became committee chair. Elizabeth and other committee members held coffee mornings, literary lunches, golf days, raffles and hosted an annual Christmas fare.
Over the years, she estimates she has raised between £150,000 and £200,000 – funds which help the charity carry out its vital work keeping children safe.
NSPCC Community Fundraising Manager for the East Midlands Claire Campbell said: “Liz is a brilliant advocate for the NSPCC who has spent years of her life doing everything she possibly could to help ensure children with nowhere else to turn get the best help and support.
“She is a relentless campaigner and fundraiser and will make a fantastic Vice-Chair for the NSPCC.”
The NSPCC relies on supporters like Elizabeth to help keep children stay safe from abuse and neglect. Anyone interested in volunteering or fundraising for the charity to help change lives can find out more online at www.nspcc.org.uk/what-you-can-do. The charity provides full training and ongoing support for all its volunteers.
“Getting involved is a really fun and easy thing to do,” added Elizabeth.
“By doing this you can help children have better lives and help the charity to provide its life-changing services. We simply couldn’t do this without our volunteers’ support.”