Overall, a great emphasis
is placed on interaction, friendship, tolerance, empathy, integrity and
courtesy. These are positive life skills that will not only benefit those
children who are victims of bullying, but also encourage those initiating
the bullying, for whatever reasons, to heal the past and shape the future.
Sue Bayly and Jackie Joiner, founders of the Charity, met because their
daughters were being bullied, they were both very distressed that the school
was not responding to the concerns about their daughters safety. They
decided to work together contacting various agencies and advice lines but
found that no one worked solely with bullying.
A pilot scheme was run for 6 months and the response was overwhelming. It
was soon realised that the demand for support and advice was too big to run
by volunteers alone. They gained charity status and secured funding and
donations to start this unique project
Katie said “it was both a privilege and Honour to be able to present Five
Links with the Cheque” and wanted to thank all those who both raised and
donated towards this fantastic sum. She hoped that five Links would be able
to put it to good use, and also hoped they would carry on with their much
needed work within the community.
Five Links Turning Point are a Registered Charity (No.1086067) and can be
found on the web
www.flturningpoint.org.uk or contacted by email