Heart 107.3 Say no to bullying

Staff Writer

Last week we told you how Heart 107.3 in Hobart and their breakfast team, Kim and Dave, had launched a 'Say no to bullying' campaign.

The background to why this came about is a sad one, as the station tells us:

A story dominating the local media in Tasmania is the the tragic story of 15 year old Chloe Fergusson, who sadly took her own life after years of bullying. Last week Chloe caught the school bus in to Hobart. Upon exiting, she was attacked by two people who were waiting for her at the bus stop. Chloe was king-hit from behind, kicked, and the the attacker's accomplice filmed the assualt on a phone. The video was then posted on Facebook later that day. Chloe took her life two days later.

Yesterday was the culmination of a week long campaign.

From 7am Kim, Dave, and Mercury newspaper editor Andrew Holman chatted to Jeff Fenech, patron of Angels Goal – an anti-bullying organisation; Kelly Ruckert – a Brisbane mother who is on her way to Tasmania to take part in workshops with her daughter who was bullied; Tasmania's Attorney-General Brian Wightman; anti-bullying campaigner Cassie Whitehill – the sister of Chloe; Sue Anderson – author of the book 'Unbullyable' and Reuben and Chloe Cunningham – founders of the anti-bullying organisation 'Angels Goal'.

60 minutes also attended on the morning (see pic above) and will feature a story on Cassie Whitehill's campaign to toughen anti-bullying laws in Tasmania and Australia.

Yesterday, listeners to the station were also encouraged to wear something blue (Chloe's favourite colour).

Here's the podcast of highlights from yesterday's special :-

A very important cause to support and congratulations to the Heart team for this impressive campaign.

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