Mascots Assemble at STFC
To mark the end of Children’s Mental Health Week 2023, Wiltshire FA safeguarding mascot, Ron has met up with Swindon Town FC mascot, Rockin’ Robin at the County Ground during the home fixture which took place today, on 11th February.
With this year’s theme for Children’s Mental Health Week being ‘Let’s Connect’, Rockin’ Robin invited Ron to join him on the pitch to cheer on Swindon Town FC and connect with the fans.
Oliver Selfe, Wiltshire FA CEO said, “It was great to see Ron joining Rockin’ Robin on today It is essential for us to spread the word about safeguarding, we must raise awareness and ensure young people have access to information and support to protect their wellbeing, with the goal that no child is left behind.”
Wiltshire FA has a robust safeguarding system in place with regular assessments to ensure safer working practices and along with mascot, Ron and campaign partner, Strakers Estate Agents, the organisation aim to keep football safe by getting important information to key groups of people, crucially to the children involved in football in Wiltshire.
This year Children’s Mental Health Week is promoting the need to make meaningful connections for all. People thrive in communities, like the football community, and this connection is vital to our wellbeing.
Sponsored by Strakers, Ron’s campaign promotes the importance of healthy connections for mental health and wellbeing, acknowledging if people don’t have someone to connect with, they can feel lonely and isolated.
Ron offers a way for young people to connect if they have any concerns, encouraging them to believe in themselves and shoot for their goals, to be bold and shout about their concerns, to be confident and share their thoughts.
You can support our ambition to raise awareness about safeguarding by downloading your ‘I Heart Ron’ digital badge, share it and tag us with the hashtag #ShootShoutShare.
With our safe guarding mascot Ron and campaign partner, Strakers, we want to keep football safe.
Ron and his troop are here to protect our young people’s health and wellbeing.
"Be brave & shoot for your goals.
Be bold & shout about your concerns.
Be you & share your thoughts."
Using hashtag #ShootShoutShare, Ron encourages people to believe in themselves, to speak up and stay safe and to be confident because their voice matters, with additional messages to promote positivity and wellbeing.
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Help us raise awareness about safeguarding by downloading our 'I heart Ron' digital badge, share it and tag us with the hashtag #ShootShoutShare.