The NSPCC's national fundraising campaign has been given a headstart by a £10,000 donation from Cornhill Insurance.

Ray Treen, chief executive of Cornhill, presented the cheque to Mike Taylor, NSPCC director of external affairs last week. Happy Kid Emily, one of the charity's five mascots, was there to celebrate the initiation of the campaign.

With "The Great Green Lolly Campaign", the aim is to raise £100,000 by the end of next year.