Winter warmer for Childline

As the Scottish winter approaches Esther Rantzen was in Glasgow to support the NSPCC Scotland’s big, warm, wool-filled call for “Bobble Hat Heroes” to support the charity’s ChildLine service this winter.

Wednesday, 11th November 2015, 4:00 pm
Esther Rantzen is pictured with local volunteer Suzanne Milne.

Liz Dean-Stevens, head of fundraising, NSPCC Scotland asked supporters to wear their brightest and warmest bobble hats this winter, post photos online and donate £4 by texting BOBBLE to 70744.

“People can also show their support for ChildLine by knitting and selling their own bobble hats and showing them off using #bobblehatheroes on social media,” she said.

Dame Esther Rantzen the founder of ChildLine encouraged everyone to join in by making a small donation this winter saying: “£4 funds the cost of one call to ChildLine at Christmas which can be the toughest time of the year for some children.

‘‘For many children, this season is a happy time but, for others, it can be lonely and upsetting.”

Information about how to become a bobblehat hero is available at

ChildLine is the UK’s free, confidential 24-hour helpline and online service for children in danger or distress. Trained volunteer counsellors comfort, advise and protect children and young people. ChildLine is a service provided by the NSPCC.

Children and young people can contact ChildLine 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 0800 1111 and