Edinburgh Castle and other Capital landmarks light up green in support of child protection charity

Visitor attractions turn green as locals take part in the charity’s 5k fundraiser in the city
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Landmarks across Edinburgh illuminated green on the longest night of the year on Wednesday (December 21) in support of the child protection charity, the NSPCC and its Childline counselling service.

Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Ice Rink, Camera Obscura and World of Illusions all lit up on the same night as people dusted off their walking boots and took part in the charity’s 5k fundraiser in the city.

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The NSPCC invited families, friends and colleagues to get together for the sponsored walk to raise money to support it and its Childline service this Christmas.

Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Ice Rink and Camera Obscura and World of Illusions illuminated green.Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Ice Rink and Camera Obscura and World of Illusions illuminated green.
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Ice Rink and Camera Obscura and World of Illusions illuminated green.

On average, two children a minute contact Childline. The service’s counsellors receive calls about many concerns and issues, including abuse, neglect, self-harm, and anxiety.

Caroline Renton, Supporter Fundraising Manager for NSPCC Scotland, said: “We’re extremely grateful for the support given by Edinburgh Castle and Camera Obscura in helping raise awareness of the NSPCC and its Childline service.

“It was fantastic to see them illuminated green on Wednesday evening.

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“And thank you to all those who joined in and raised money for our Walk for Children. Every pound raised will make a difference and help Childline to be there for children, this Christmas and beyond.”