Welwyn Hatfield mayor gets the blues for anti-bullying campaign

PUBLISHED: 16:51 25 October 2017

Mayor Lynne Sparks (centre) wearing blue togs with staff from BullyingUK. Photo: supplied

Mayor Lynne Sparks (centre) wearing blue togs with staff from BullyingUK. Photo: supplied

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Welwyn Hatfield's mayor set the trend for anti-bullying week during her visit to Bullying UK's headquarters in Hatfield this morning.

Mayor Lynne Sparks was dressed all in blue on her visit to the charity.

Bullying UK organises Wear Blue Day during the anti-bullying week of November 13-17.

This year over 120 schools and businesses have signed up to take part on November 10, with the hashtag #wearblueday.

Chief executive of Bullying UK, Jeremy Todd said: “Our Wear Blue Day is a great opportunity to get schools, communities and organisations throughout the UK to promote positive messages about anti-bullying, raise awareness of how we can all protect children from bullying, and have fun at the same time.

“Family Lives are dedicated followers of fashion and on November 10, anything of a blue hue can be worn from blue jeans, blue tank-top or blue suede shoes!”

Bullying UK, which is part of Family Lives, runs a helpline and aims to support people affected by bullying.
The mayor said: “I had a very interesting visit to Family Lives & Bullying UK to find out more about their services and support their Wear Blue Campaign.

“It was great to meet their volunteers and listen in to some helpline calls.

“I’m very impressed with the call handlers’ expertise so they are able to deal effectively with the huge range of calls they receive.”

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