1st Jul, 2022

Coventry schools encouraged to support NSPCC's Big Board Game Day

SCHOOLS across Coventry are being encouraged to support the NSPCC by getting youngsters to bring in their favourite board game.

Taking place on Friday, March 31, the ‘Big Board Game Day’ is expecting thousands of pupils to swap pen and paper for dice and counters.

Old classics like Monopoly and Cluedo will be played with participants asked to make a small donation.

All funds raised will be donated to the NSPCC to use in their fight to protect every childhood.

To add to the entertainment, the charity is also suggesting children dress up in their favourite colours and hold a cake sale so they can enjoy something sweet while playing games.

At the same time, fundraisers are asked to share their games by using #BoardGameDay on social media.

Barbara Elsey, NSPCC community fundraising manager for Coventry, said: “Big Board Game Day has become an annual highlight for us.

“Thousands of people across the UK temporarily put down their tools to play their favourite games with friends, family, work colleagues and classmates.

“We are delighted so many ‘gamers’ will be involved again this year.

“We are exceptionally grateful for all the donations that will be made, no matter how big or small.

“Every penny raised will be put towards protecting children and young people from abuse and helping those who have fallen victim to get their life back on track.”

Visit www.nspcc.org.uk to download a free fundraising pack.

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