70/30 Axminster Group Gets Arty at Cherry Fayre

70/30 Axminster Group Gets Arty at Cherry Fayre

Axminster 70/30 Ambassadors, Emily Traynor & Rob Robinson had a blast at last weekend’s Cherry Fayre.

The event, hosted by local group, Light Up Axminster, was organised in aid of raising funds for Axminster’s christmas lights. Many people came together to enjoy a weekend filled with fun activities and all in the name of a great cause!

Rob & Emily held their own stall raising awareness for their local 70/30 activity, handing out leaflets and other material. They also made sure to involve the kids as well as the adults by offering out well-decorated cupcakes, painting their faces as tigers, lions and butterflies and setting up an artwork corner. The kids worked together to produce a poster representing their community and the outcome is truly fantastic (see above)!

The group made the local paper and their artwork made a massive impact and now has pride of place in the local Coop for all to see!

If you’re based in Axminster and would like to know more about how you can get involved with/support the local 70/30 Group, please email info@70-30.org.uk or call 020 8688 3773.

Axminster Ambassador Talks 70/30 at Local Fundraiser for The Project

Axminster Ambassador Talks 70/30 at Local Fundraiser for The Project

Axminster ambassador, Rob Robinson joined up with local mental health charity, The Project at their recent Comedy, Curry and Quiz night.

The fundraiser, which took place in the local football club on Friday night included a guest performance from award-winning comic, Dave Chawner. The event was a great success bringing in a large crowd of people from the town. Ambassador, Rob took to the stage during the evening to announce his local 70/30 group and invite those in the room to come forward and get involved. Rob was delighted with the support he received from locals and the interest expressed by many to join in with his local activities.

If you are based in or near Axminster and would like to know more about how you can get involved with Rob’s group to help reduce child abuse and neglect by 70% by 2030, please email axminster@70-30.org.uk.  Alternatively you can contact the 70/30 Team at WAVE Trust directly on 020 8688 3773.  

Axminster Man Speaks at the House of Lords about Eradicating Child Maltreatment

Axminster Man Speaks at the House of Lords about Eradicating Child Maltreatment

WAVE Trust celebrated its pioneering 70/30 Campaign in style with a reception at the House of Lords, Westminster.

The highlight of the evening was when Axminster’s very own 70/30 ambassador and Group Coordinator, Rob Robinson announced the launch of the first Devon 70/30 group in a rousing speech. Rob also took the opportunity to share with those attending the reception his own very personal reasons for getting involved with the campaign. Rob shared a candid and inspiring account of his own childhood experiences of both abuse and neglect and highlighted with great dignity the effect such experiences had on his life both as a child and into adulthood.

See full article: http://www.theexeterdaily.co.uk/news/local-news/axminster-man-speaks-house-lords-about-eradicating-child-maltreatment

Axminster Ambassador Features in Local Newspaper After Speech in Parliament

Axminster Ambassador Features in Local Newspaper After Speech in Parliament

View News, Axminster has promoted the 70/30 group in Axminster.

The article describes Rob’s inspiring presentation about his own childhood at the WAVE Trust’s recent House of Lords event at Westminster. Both Rob and group member, Emily Traynor urge local residents to come forward and see how they too can help to make Axminster a safer, happier place for all children!

See the article in full here: https://www.viewnews.co.uk/axminster-man-speaks-parliament-reception/

Local Axminster Ambassador Inspires with his Story in Parliament

Local Axminster Ambassador Inspires with his Story in Parliament

70/30 Ambassador and Group Coordinator for Axminster, Rob Robinson took to the stage to deliver an outstanding presentation at WAVE Trust’s most recent event at the House of Lords in Westminster on Wednesday 8th February 2017.

During what was undeniably the highlight of the evening, Rob shared with his audience a very candid account of his childhood and the impact his own experiences of both child abuse and neglect had had on his life growing up. His presentation, which he used to explain his very own personal reasons for getting involved with the 70/30 campaign, moved the audience and inspired fellow ambassadors. He said, “I spent my whole life looking for the 70/30 campaign, because it should’ve been there for my mum and dad, and it’s a real shame that they weren’t there ‘coz we had to go through all of this, so that we can start campaigning now.”

Rob took the opportunity to encourage those in the room and everyone at home to not just want to child abuse and neglect, but to actually do something about it. He added, “If everyone gives just a little bit to this work, we will stop child abuse for our children and for our grandchildren. We all have a role to play, it’s up to us now to make it happen”.