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Safeline recently had the delight of working closely with year 9 pupils at Llantwit Major School South Wales to raise money. Students were working on the First Give competition, which sees pupils pitch charities for funding to a panel, and the charities are chosen based on the quality of the student presentations.

Safeline were pitched by Lucy, Emma and their team who chose Safeline as their charity after seeing the work Safeline do via our website, and through the Safeline Young People (SLYP) initiative. It was a tough competition, with 25 initial entrants whittled down to 6, including Safeline. The 6 finalists then pitched their ideas to the local mayor and a former school principal. Safeline’s head of Education and Prevention services, Colin Walker, was fortunate enough to attend the presentation delivered by Lucy and Emma.

“The quality of their presentation was absolutely outstanding and I was overwhelmed by their ability to relate to the audience and truly define the appalling effects of child sexual abuse and the numbers who are affected,” said Colin of the pupils’ presentation. Safeline were awarded joint second place in the competition, winning £250 thanks to the amazing efforts of Lucy, Emma and their team.

Colin also added “We intend to continue working with them in September and over the next year create other hubs throughout the UK where Safeline offer support to young people.

This was a brilliant initiative and I could not have been more impressed by their commitment.”


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