TWO city venues have turned green in support of NSPCC's ‘Light for Every Childhood’ Christmas campaign.

The SSE Hydro and SEC Armadillo shone in the charity’s distinctive green last night to help raise awareness of the campaign, which aims to put a spotlight on child neglect and abuse.

Also as part of the campaign, the NSPCC is encouraging people across Scotland to 'Get Your Sparkle On’, by wearing sparkly accessories or crafting sparkly goodies on December 11 in order to fundraise for the charity.

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Paul Cockram, Head of Fundraising at NSPCC Scotland, said: “We’re extremely grateful to the Hydro and Armadillo for turning green to help raise awareness of our Christmas campaign, which is bringing in vital funds to help us protect more children from abuse and neglect.

“Anyone who would like to help us raise funds can take part in ‘sparkling up their festivities on December 11.”

One in five children in the UK have suffered abuse, and every year, specially-trained counsellors in Glasgow and across Scotland answer hundreds of calls from children suffering their darkest hour.

The NSPCC is here to help, but sadly one in three calls to its Childline service will go unanswered. That’s why every penny raised is so vital.

Every pound raised for the NSPCC helps protect children. Just £3 pays for Childline to answer a call with a neglected or abused child. The same amount pays for our Speak Out Stay Safe programme teach a primary school pupil how to recognise abuse and get help, and £90 will provide a special assembly to 30 primary school pupils.

For more information on how to donate or how you can get involved with 'Get Your Sparkle On' go to

Adults worried about a child’s welfare can call the NSPCC’s Helpline 24/7 on 0808 800 5000.

Children and young people can call Childline on 0800 1111 or visit