Over 20 local buildings across the Island will be turning green with our ‘Light Ups’ and flying NSPCC flags, raising awareness for NSPCC Jersey.
For children facing abuse, the winter nights are dark, long and lonely.
That’s why we’re encouraging friends, families and colleagues to walk 5k (Walk for Children) and raise money amongst the longest nights of the year.
The NSPCC’s Childline received a call from a child around every 25 seconds at Christmas time. Calls about abuse, neglect, self-harm and anxiety – things no child should have to deal with. By joining in, every step participants take and every pound that they raise will help us be here for all children, even on the darkest nights this winter.
We’re encouraging you to Walk for Children and spot our Light Ups with friends and family, donating to NSPCC Jersey.
We can’t wait to see the Island show its support for children with this event.
📅 When is the walk?
Any date that works for you, but do it between 30th January and 3rd February and you can tie in seeing our local Light Ups!
👣 Where is it?
Plan your own 5k route to suit you. Check out our beautiful Jersey map, with info below for some suggestions to tie in the Light Ups on your walk. Do an organised trail, a loop from your house, or plan your own route – the choices are endless.
💚 Why are we walking?
Children need to know that we’re here for them, even on the darkest nights. Walk 5k and raise vital funds so we can make sure no call goes unanswered.
💸 How much should I raise? We’ll be grateful for any amount you can raise to goes towards our vital work.
🤔 Questions? Check out our FAQ’s.
NSPCC Jersey raises funds for our local services we provide on Island. But Islanders can, and do, access Childline free of charge – which is funded by our National Childline funding.
You can donate to Childline, or NSPCC Jersey.
To sign up and donate to Childline (Nationally) use this link: Walk for Children | NSPCC using code ‘COMMUNITY’, for £1 registration.To donate directly to NSPCC Jersey, donate on this JustGiving page.
1 – Jersey Airport (arrivals, only visible if flying in) St Brelade
2 – Jersey Airport St Brelade
3 – Les Quennevais School St Brelade
4 – The Boat House St Aubin
5 – Somerville Hotel St Aubin
6 – Fort Regent St Helier (due to vandalism these lights are currently broken and may not be fixed in time).
7 – 5-6 Esplanade Esplanade
8 – 8-9 Esplanade Esplanade
9 – JTC House Esplanade
10 – IFC5 (SANNE, top floor) Esplanade
11 – Citibank Esplanade
12 – Gaspe House Esplanade
13 – Kingsgate House Esplanade
14 – New Government Offices Unioin Street
15 – Pitt Street Walkway Pitt Street
16 – Bedell Cristin New Street
17 – The Gower Centre Stopford Road
18 – Le Gallais Building Bath Street
19 – Hepburns Insurance Mulcaster Street
20 – Jersey Harbour St Helier
21 – Victoria College Mont Millais
22 Government House St Saviour
23 JEC Powerhouse Queens Road
24 Trinity Manor Trinity
Our recommended 5k routes
Black Route (1-5)
Starting at the Airport to see their flag, walk down to Les Quennevais School and make your way onto the railway walk to St Aubins. Have a short walk along the front and route back to the Somerville Hotel, ending at The Boat House.
Pink route (6-20)
Starting at Fort Regent, make your way along to The Esplanade to see multiple buildings glowing green, through to Union Street, Pitt Street, New Street, up to Stopford Road, then Bath Street, Mulcaster Street, down to the Harbour and ending back at Fort Regent again.
Please note we are waiting to hear if Fort Regent lights will be fixed in time for this event as they are currently broken.
Green Route (21-23)
Starting at Victoria College walk to Government House, ending at JEC Powerhouse (you can use main roads or back lanes towards the Powerhouse; Rectory Lane, Langley Park, Valley des Vaux and Highview Lane).
Red Route (24)
A route for the daytime? Why not make a loop around Trinity Manor! Start at Trinity Arms, head towards Rue de la Monnaie, Rue des Monnieres, Rue de Barbant, La Rue du Hurel, and back to Trinity Arms.
If walking at night make sure you wear reflective clothing and use torches so you are visible on the roads.
We’d love to hear from you if you do take part, or share your photos of the walk and buildings.
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Thank you to all of the buildings lighting up and flying flags for us for our event, Todd Stanier for the fantastic artwork and Pamela Doherty for assisting with the organisation.
Artwork by Todd Stanier: Instagram account
To find out more about what NSPCC Jersey does, see our