It is 120 years since the NSPCC fund-raising committee was established in Leek. The first meeting took place at 10 Derby Street in the offices of Challinor and Shaw Solicitors, now Tinsdills Solicitors, in March 1896.
Current members of the committee marked the 120th anniversary by meeting at the same venue, now Tinsdills Solicitors Leek Office for a photo.
As well as the core activities by the NSPCC, funds raised by the Leek committee are also used to help fund Carole House, an NSPCC children’s centre in Basford, which was purchased, refurbished by JCB and named after Lady Carole Bamford who is a life-long supporter of the NSPCC.
Leek’s branch of the NSPCC is encouraging the town to ‘GO GREEN’ to raise awareness of the national charity this month.
Over 70 businesses in Leek and surrounding areas have agreed to help the local NSPCC fund-raising committee heighten awareness and raise funding for the charity.
Tinsdills Solicitors are amongst those getting involved and, as well as going Green, visitors will be able to donate to the cause via the Tinsdills office at 10 Derby Street, Leek.