Police cadet sets up anti-bulling charity

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A NORTHUMBRIA Police cadet from South Tyneside has set up an anti-bullying charity.

The charity is a UK non-profit organisation that helps people in South Tyneside and the surrounding area who are being bullied, or have experienced bullying, either in school, online, at work, or even at home.

Founder Callum Carr, 16, said: “I launched the organisation after I heard of a story of a teenage girl who committed suicide due to a social networking site, this was due to bullying the girl was receiving.

“In the future, I hope to achieve a bigger team of professionals with the charity to get the organisation out there to the wider public and to make sure we are helping those teenagers and families who are suffering from bullying.” Callum joined Northumbria Police volunteer cadets in 2012 to gain an insight into the police force and give something back to the community.

Pc Alicia Swindells, South Tyneside cadet leader, said: “Callum’s achievement in setting up this charity is testament to the exceptional individual he is, he is an asset to the cadet scheme and this is a great example of the great work the young people get involved in to support and help out in their local communities.”

To find out more about Callum’s charity, visit www.stabantibullying.weebly.com

To find out more about the cadet scheme, visit the working for us section of the Northumbria Police website, www.northumbria.police.uk