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Dingwall Trust is a supporter of Pink Shirt Day and is proud to take a stand against bullying.
Along with the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand, Dingwall is committed to helping create a kinder, more inclusive Aotearoa.
We also want a country where everyone feels safe, valued and respected regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, religion or cultural background.
To achieve this, the week featured a range of activities designed to bring awareness to tamariki, rangatahi and staff around being upstanding and calling out bullying. Activities also encouraged everyone to use inclusive language to lift people up rather than bring them down.
The Warm Fuzzy Jar event proved popular again. This is where tamariki, rangatahi, caregiving staff and all support staff post positive notes to each other.
At the end of the week, each person’s jar holds many uplifting messages to brighten the darkest day. Tamariki and staff can delve into their jars all year round and reread the notes anytime they need some warm fuzzies to give them a lift!
The week culminated in a pink afternoon tea in the hall with many spectacular pink outfits and delicious pink food.
The activities were organised by our Health and Wellbeing  and Leadership Development programmes.
Happy Pink Shirt Day everyone!