Winter warmer for Childline

Esther Rantzen is pictured with local volunteer Suzanne Milne.
Esther Rantzen is pictured with local volunteer Suzanne Milne.

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.

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