Action 4 Bullying Was Born
Action 4 Bullying was the idea of our founder David Turner, who himself experienced bullying as a child and into his teenage years. In 2014 David met John Fisher, Action 4 Bullying’s project manager who took the lead on developing David’s idea in to a sustainable and exciting project. Together they spent several months putting plans in motion and applying for much needed funding. They ran a trial 1 week holiday project in October 2014 with a small pot of funding from the local council.
At the end of 2014 the project was awarded £10,000 from The Big Lottery Fund to develop a youth club to support 11-19 years olds who are affected by bullying. In February 2015 Jack Dromey MP For Erdington launched our twice weekly youth club at Erdington Baptist Church. After recruiting a team of volunteers and securing various other post of funding the youth club continued to run alongside activities during most school holidays.