World Children’s Day 2018
Today is World Children’s Day 2018 and we thought it was hugely important to take a moment to recognise this.
In fact, we thought that it would be a great idea to shout from the rooftops what one of our Expert Advisory Panel members is doing at his school. Kieron (or Mr Riley to his class) has pulled together an amazing event that will celebrate how talent the childeren and young people at his school are, whilst raising funds for Survivors Manchester and raising awareness of the need to understand that boys can be victims of sexual abuse too.
St Joseph’s RC High School, Bolton, is part of the Diocese of Salford and along with Manchster Rape Crisis, we have opened a brand new project, Healing Through Community (click here for more information).
Talking about this brilliant event, Kieron said
“I really want to support Survivors Manchester by putting together this Christmas fundraiser concert for them. However, I feel it’s really important to also take the opportunity to make children aware of things such as sexual abuse affecting men.”
“During my time in school I was never aware of this ever being an issue that people faced. I presumed only women were victims of sexual abuse. Not only that, but if there are children in this position right now, as victims, during their school years, an event like this can really begin to open their eyes to their reality. This could potentially change a child’s life. I’m very excited about that!”
We’re so proud of Mr Riley and St Josephs and should you wish to go to the concert, please contact St. Joseph’s RC High School in Horwich, Bolton. 01204 697 456.