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THE National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) is calling on people in East Dunbartonshire to make a New Year’s resolution to support their work.

No matter what skills or talent you possess, the NSPCC would be delighted to be offered a helping hand to support vital services such as ChildLine and the NSPCC Helpline.

Sally Cameron of NSPCC Scotland, said: “There are so many ways you can help us help more children and young people in 2011.

“We have some great events taking place throughout the year.”

For a physical and rewarding challenge, you could take part in one of the 11 hiking challenges across the UK.

The nearest HACK (Hike Against Cruelty to Kids) is taking place in Pitlochry, Perthshire, on Sunday, September 4.

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Or how about taking on The Rob Roy Challenge with a team of friends or colleagues?

Covering 55 miles of the spectacular Rob Roy Way, teams or individuals walk 16 miles from Drymen, near Loch Lomond, north-east through the Trossachs to Callander, where they switch to bikes for a 39 mile cycle to Kenmore - all in around eight to 12 hours.

For more details or to make a donation, contact 0844 892 0212, e-mail, or visit