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The NSPCC has become the latest good cause to receive donations via
CharityPay, an online payment service developed by Alliance & Leicester
Commercial Bank.

Anyone with a debit or credit card and access to the internet can now make
donations to the NSPCC at www.charitypay.co.uk in a matter of seconds, 24
hours a day. You do not need an online bank account to do this and the
service is free to the user.

Elaine Dodds, Head of Corporate Fundraising at the NSPCC, said: "Alliance &
Leicester has already helped raise well over a million pounds for the
NSPCC's FULL STOP Campaign to end cruelty to children. CharityPay is yet
another innovative way of supporting our work. All the money raised will be
used to support the NSPCC's free 24 hour Child Protection Helplines, which
provide someone to turn to for anyone concerned about a child at risk of
abuse."

CharityPay uses the same secure, 128-bit encryption technology as Alliance &
Leicester Commercial Bank's BillPay service at www.billpayment.co.uk. Card
details are not retained on the CharityPay and BillPay servers.

Keith Rennie, Head of Bill Payment Marketing at Alliance & Leicester
Commercial Bank, said: "The NSPCC is obviously a very worthy cause and so we
are delighted it has now chosen CharityPay to raise further funds to support
its work and forge an even closer relationship with Alliance & Leicester."

Alliance & Leicester has helped raise over £1.1 million for the NSPCC
through a variety of initiatives since 2001. Further details about
supporting the work of the NSPCC is available on www.nspcc.org.uk.

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For further details or to arrange interviews:

Alliance & Leicester Press Office 0116 200 3355

NSPCC Press Office 020 7825 7403


Notes to Editors:

1. The national telephone NSPCC Child Protection Helplines operate 24 hours
a day, seven days a week, providing counselling, information and advice to
anyone concerned about a child at risk of ill treatment or abuse.

With the money raised by Alliance and Leicester, the Helplines can also be
extended to reach more people. This includes the on-going running of
innovative new services such as the NSPCC's Asian and Welsh languages
helplines, special helplines for sport investigation work and new
development of therapeutic services.

The freephone Helpline services available are:

* National Child Protection Helpline 0808 800 5000

* Helpline textphone for hearing impaired callers 0800 056 0566

* The NSPCC Asian Child Protection Helpline:

Bengali/ Sylehti 0800 096 7714
Gujarati 0800 096 7715
Hindi Service 0800 096 7716
Punjabi service 0800 096 7717
Urdu Service 0800 096 7718
Asian Helpline service in English 0800 096 7719

2. BillPay was launched in January 2000 and now has more than 250,000
registered users able to make payments to almost 200 organisations.

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