The Guildhall and Guildford House in Surrey will be illuminated green from 5pm onwards on Monday 3 December in support of the NSPCC's Christmas appeal.

The iconic landmarks will be lit in the charity’s distinctive colour to help raise awareness of the charity’s ‘Light For Every Childhood’ campaign, which aims to shine a light on children experiencing neglect at Christmas and all year round.

Last year nearly a third of all calls to the NSPCC helpline related to neglect, a figure that’s even higher at Christmas

Neglect happens when parents and carers can’t or won’t meet a child’s needs. Sometimes this is because they don't have the skills or support needed, and sometimes it is due to other problems such as mental health issues, drug and alcohol problems or poverty.

It costs the NSPCC’s helpline £5 to answer a call.

By making a donation the people of Surrey can help the charity answer more calls and shine a light on a child who is being neglected and get them the help they so desperately need.

Adults worried about a child’s welfare can call the NSPCC’s Helpline 24/7 on 0808 800 5000.

Children and young people can call Childline on 0800 1111 or visit www.childline.org.uk

Information about neglect can be found on the website www.nspcc.org.uk