Congratulations to Jeremy Watton, on yet another successful fundraiser. Earlier today, Two Buks Saloon in Clearwater, Florida was the site for a charity fundraiser to benefit the (Largo Police Department) Victim’s Assistance program. Jeremy Watton, 15 years old, is the Founder of the charity. Family and friends joined him today to raise monies for this important program. The venue offered discounted food and drinks, raffles, face painting, a dunk tank and more. Additionally, t-shirts and wristbands, with the logo E.W.B. (End World Bullying) were available for sale.
There are several types of bullying, including physical, verbal, relational aggression, sexual harassment, and cyber bullying. The consequences of bullying can extend past the schoolroom setting. Bullying can jeopardize the physical and emotional safety of our children at school, as well as increasing the risk of low self-esteem, social isolation, substance abuse, depression, and more. Statistically, one in five children has been the victim of bullying. Yet, the number one reason children do not report bullying is that they do not believe adults will do anything about the situation.
Today’s fundraiser accomplished many goals. In addition to raising monies, Jeremy and his family also raised awareness of the incidence of bullying. Educational materials were given to everyone who attended the event, on how we, as a society, can stop the epidemic of bullying. As Jeremy and his charity tell us, it is indeed time to “End World Bullying”. For more information on this charity, check out its Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/pages/EWB-End-World-Bullying.
Continued success, Jeremy!