The inaugural Buddy Run, which was held on 21 October 2018 at Alexandra Gardens, is our annual Anti-Bullying Fun Run promoting inclusion, respect, and the fact that bullying is never ok.
The Event Village hosted heaps of fun activities for the whole family including bubbles, hair braiding, sports games with Richmond Football Club, a firetruck, performances and so much more! We can’t wait for 2019!
This event is a fun and inclusive way to show that if we come together, we can make a huge difference in children’s lives.
Almost 1,000 people stepped up to help us say no to bullying, which shows the support from our community. In addition some schools have decided to host their own Buddy Run in locations across Australia to show their support.
We hope you are able to join us next year for a bigger and better event!
Bullying can have a severe effect on a child and can impact their self-esteem, behaviour and ability to succeed at school.
The effects of bullying can last a lifetime, and we want to make a change and keep fighting against the serious issue that is bullying and cyber-bullying.
Our first Buddy Run took inspiration from our International Patron, HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, who holds a very similar event, now in its 10th year, called the ‘Free of Bullying Children’s Run’.
We would like to thank the Department of Education and Training for helping to make this event possible, and our sponsors Spotless, Pexa, Demos, Spotlight, Hairhouse Warehouse, and Richmond Football Club for their support on the day.
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