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Child Rescue Project Update

Thanks to players, the Child Rescue Project has been up and running for almost a year

The Child Rescue Project is a ground-breaking enterprise that aims toreconnect missing children with their families. When a child is missing and thought to have been abducted or at immediate risk of harm, there may be a very short period of time to find them before they are taken far from the area or hurt.

The Child Rescue Project usesstate-of-the-art technologydonated by Groupcall to alert a database of millions of people to new cases of missing children within hours. The project also involves creating a single online hub wherethe public, concerned parents and carers can access a clear picture of missing people nationally and locally, as well as practical information on how to keep children safe.

The project is the result of a collaboration between Missing People and Parents and Abducted Children Together (PACT). It was founded in 2014, after the organisations won £225,000 funding from players through the Dream Fund. The Dream Fund gives organisations the chance to deliver the project they have always dreamed of, but never had the opportunity to bring to life.

So far, over 250,000 people in the UK have registered to receive text or email alerts in the event of high-risk child abductions. Every minute after a child goes missing is vital.By signing up for Child Rescue Alerts, you can help to find and save missing children.Signing up for the alerts is easy and costs nothing. Get involved today and join the thousands of people who have registered already. Sign up takes less than two minutes, and can be done via the Child Rescue website.

Jo Youle, Missing People CEO, said, "It is thanks in no small part to the players of the People's Postcode Lottery that the concept of a child rescue alert system became a reality. We can now reach 6% of the population with an alert should a child go missing suddenly."

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