Visiting the mall in Bradley Stoke on Monday 16th October, I was stopped by a boy asking me to donate to the NSPCC. He had his sponsorship form with him and informed me he was doing it also on behalf of his school, Abbeywood School, where he is a pupil.
I was shocked to discover children are being used in this way. The boy told me he was 12 years old. What is the head teacher and education authority thinking of, allowing children to ask strangers to donate money? It doesn’t put the NSPCC in a good light either.
It really is inappropriate for young children to be involved in this kind of activity. Asking family and friends to sponsor them for money that would go directly to the school is reasonable, but for children to tout for business in the streets on behalf of a charity is highly inappropriate.
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