Positive result of bullying misery

The parents of a Wisbech teenager who was picked on at school have launched a nationwide anti-bullying network.

The parents of a Wisbech teenager who was picked on at school have launched a nationwide anti-bullying network.

Hughie and Christine O'Neill mounted a four-year campaign to prove their daughter was being bullied and gained a £3,000 grant to start Bullystop.

The couple, from Elm, have learned counselling skills to help parents in a similar situation, as well as teachers.

Mr O'Neill said: “Through our sad experiences with the school we decided to create something positive to benefit the community.”

The campaign is supported by Malcolm Moss, MP for North-East Cambridgeshire, and comedian Joe Pasquale, for whom Mr O'Neill has written material.

Mr O'Neill said: “Being trained entertainers we are going to do workshops in schools and youth clubs about bullying and the consequences”.

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The scheme has been funded by £3,000 from the lottery, social entrepreneur group UnLtd and Community Champions.

Visit www.bullystop.net, or e-mail bullystop@aol.com