Swans star supports NSPCC

9th April 2014

Club ambassador Lee Trundle helped launch the NSPCC's re-vamped Swansea service centre this week.

The former Swans star paid a visit to the recently refurbished hub to talk with NSPCC staff, pose for photos, sign autographs for children, and even take part in a question and answer session with young Swans supporters.

The open day was held to raise awareness of the services the NSPCC provide to help protect vulnerable children.

And Trundle believes it is crucial that children know there is a safe and welcoming place for them to go to, should they need help.

"It's nice to go out into the community and get to things like this because not a lot of people know that this centre is in the city," explained Trundle.

"Days like today help the NSPCC get the publicity they need. They play a massive role in keeping vulnerable children safe. 

"The revamp this centre has had is amazing. Most of the rooms are like playschool rooms with toys and books. It's a place where kids can come and open up."

And the Swans legend feels Swansea City have a vital role to play in helping charities like the NSPCC.

"It's massively important for the Swans to help the local community, especially when there are children involved, because kids look up to football players," he added.

"If the club can be a link in helping kids to speak out, it can only be a good thing for everyone."

Meanwhile, NSPCC service manager Karen Burrows felt the support of the Swans and the visit of Trundle made their day "extra special".

"To have the support of the Swans and Lee Trundle to help us re-launch our newly refurbished building is really exciting for us," said Burrows. 

"A big club like the Swans have shown a real commitment to the good work we are doing in the local community.

"We have a lot of Swansea fans working here, and of course of lot of the families and young people we work with are also supporters. 

"Having a local legend like Lee Trundle come in has made our day extra special. He has put a lot of smiles on face."

The NSPCC provide a number of services aiming to protect children from cruelty.

The Swansea service centre concentrate on helping children who have experienced neglect; those who have been victims of sexual abuse; children under the age of one, as well as children and young people who are in care.

To find out more about the services the NSPCC provide, please click HERE.