The Big Breaktime

The Big Breaktime sign ups have now closed, but you can register your interest for next year.

Register for 2023
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Thank you!

If you took part in the first ever Big Breaktime thank you so much. See paying in information by scrolling to the bottom of this page. If you’re interested in taking part in The Big Breaktime 2023, register your interest below.

If you’d like to find out other ways your school could fundraise for the NSPCC, check out our fundraising ideas.

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Why your support matters

The NSPCC have been working to prevent child abuse for over 130 years, and we know the only way we can keep all of our children safe is if everyone works together. Schools are at the heart of towns and cities, and we need to get every school to help bring their communities together to keep children safe.


The money you raise could help the NSPCC run its Speak out Stay safe programme to help children like Luke* understand what abuse is and what to do if they're scared or worried.

"If it hadn’t been for that assembly, I honestly think the abuse would still be happening. The Schools Service needs to keep happening so that children understand what is right and wrong. It gave my son the words to articulate what had happened to him and to be able to say it was not OK. "
Caroline*, Luke's mum

Paying your money in

All registered schools should receive a welcome letter with paying in instructions. If you've misplaced this letter with your supporter ID, or haven't received your welcome pack yet, please complete and return this paying in form. Your supporter ID may also be found on your Childhood Day emails.

You can pay in money:

  • directly to Barclays Bank via the pre-coded giro in your welcome pack
  • via cheque sent to NSPCC Schools Service, NSPCC, Bumpers Way, Bumpers Farm, Chippenham, SN14 6NG
  • online
  • by phone on 020 7825 2505.

Or your school may be using one of our cashless options like ParentPay, JustGiving or IRIS ParentMail.

Raising money has never been easier with JustGiving QR codes. You can see your QR code by typing ‘/qrcode’ at the end of your page's URL. Save or screenshot this and include it on posters, emails and letters. Children can spread the word to their family and friends to encourage them to donate to your Big Breaktime event!

Remember to share your fundraising with parents and carers. We’ve got a letter you can share on your schools’ social media site too.

Returning sponsor forms: You'll find instructions for paying in money you've raised within your welcome letter or the paying in form. If your school has sponsor forms to return to NSPCC to enable us to claim gift aid, please return them by confidential and secure post (such as second class signed for). Address details can be found within your welcome letter or the paying in form. If you have any queries in relation to paying in the money you've raised, please email schoolsfundraising@nspcc.org.uk.

FAQs for Paying in via ParentPay, IRIS ParentMail or JustGiving

  • If you set up a specific Childhood Day payment page via ParentPay or IRIS ParentMail to collect Childhood Day donations then you don't need to do anything else. Your donations will automatically be sent to the NSPCC account.
  • If you collected via JustGiving your donations will automatically be sent to the NSPCC account.
  • If you didn't set up a specific Childhood Day payment page via ParentPay or IRIS ParentMail to collect Childhood Day donations, but still collected through these options, please email schoolsfundraising@nspcc.org.uk for NSPCC's main bank account details.

If you'd like to see your ParentPay fundraising report, check out their guidance.

*DISCLAiMER

Names have been changed and photographs are posed by models.