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Times’ letters: Brent - Borough of Culture and NSPCC thanks

PUBLISHED: 08:30 12 January 2020

Brent Borough of Culture 2020 opening ceremony, RISE. Picture: BRENT COUNCIL

Brent Borough of Culture 2020 opening ceremony, RISE. Picture: BRENT COUNCIL

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Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Times’ readers this week.

Starting 2020 on a positive

David Hurley, Willesden Green, writes:

What a great way to start the year with Brent as the Borough of Culture 2020.

Engaging young people is the key to this project and also the key to safer streets.

We must take pride in, and nurture, our young people so they can take the right path in life. The Borough of Culture offers us another vehicle to do just that.

I wish the Blueprint Collective, highlighted on the front page of last week's paper, all the best.

Brent has a lot to showcase and celebrate. Let's make a new years resolution to focus on the positives and use that to drive change and overcome any negative experiences.

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Thanks for your valued support

Sarah Lambley, NSPCC, regional team leader for fundraising, London, writes:

The NSPCC has had a very successful 2019. Through our Speak Out Stay Safe service we've taught 220,185 primary school children in London about how to stay safe from abuse.

We want a whole generation of children to know what abuse is, that it's never a child's fault and who to turn to if they ever need to talk.

On top of that, our trained Childline volunteer counsellors have delivered approximately 35,900 counselling sessions to children in London who felt they had no one else to turn to.

We rely on public support to help us continue our work and it is only thanks to the fantastic generosity of people in London that we have been able to reach so many children.

The new year brings with it the opportunity to make a fresh start a chance to make resolutions and if any of your readers haven't yet supported us, we would love them to think about getting involved in 2019.

-To find out more visit nspcc.org.uk/what-you-can-do


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