Children in need can call Childline over holiday

CHILDLINE in the East Midlands will be open for calls throughout the bank holiday period, volunteers have said.

The Nottingham-based centre, which covers the whole of the East Midlands - including Boston - is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to take calls from children who are in need of support and advice.

Last Christmas, the charity answered 567 cries for help over the period stretching from December 24 to January 6, and volunteers have been on hand throughout the festive season to help those who need it this year.

Children can speak to a counsellor online at childline.org.uk or by calling 0800 1111.