SURREY PRIMARY YOUTH LEAGUE SELECTS THE BRECK FOUNDATION AS ITS CHARITY PARTNER FOR 2018/19
The Breck Foundation was founded by Lorin LaFave after the tragic loss of her 14-year-old son Breck Bednar. Breck, from Caterham in Surrey, was groomed via the internet and murdered on February 17th, 2014 by someone he met online.
Established in Breck’s memory to help other young people stay safe and enjoy playing online, the charity’s speakers travel the UK to empower young people to make safer choices online. The charity’s volunteers also help to train police, educators, health practitioners, safeguarding leads, parents and pupils.
With over 7,500 registered players, Surrey Primary Youth League selected the charity to help raise much needed funds and raise awareness. Funds raised through charity events and collections during the season will be used as part of the charity’s campaign to keep children safe online.
As part of the partnership, the Foundation will be present at all Cup Final games, The Fun Festival and Awards Day. If you would like to find out more or make a donation, please visit http://www.breckfoundation.org/donate.html
Lorin LaFave, Founder of The Breck Foundation, comments:
The Breck Foundation are pleased to be teaming up with Surrey Primary League Football to better enable young people to keep safer online though education and empowerment. Breck was a kind and clever Surrey school boy who loved gaming and computing and played sport as well. Our mission is to educate the Digital Generation to keep safer online through education and empowerment.
Andy Kelly, Chairperson of Surrey Primary Youth League, says:
“On behalf of Surrey Primary Youth League, I am delighted to announce that The Breck Foundation has been selected as this season’s charity.
“As a child from Surrey, Breck and his story are very close to our hearts. We hope that funds raised through the League’s activities will enable the Foundation to carry on its fantastic work throughout the UK, and help more children stay safe online.”
For more information about The Breck Foundation, please visit: http://www.breckfoundation.org/
For further information, please contact:
League Welfare Officer