Te Awamutu Link Arms
There are no words to express our emotions as we upload this clip.
This was a moment in time when the community of Te Awamutu came together and linked arms down the main street to make a stand against child abuse, recognising that “it takes us all to make a difference.”
All walks of life standing next to each other united in this stand. We each move in different groups and we can each create impact in a different way. Getting to know our neighbours, helping a parent, helping a child, teaching skills, modelling compassion, leadership, showing integrity, speaking out when we know something is not right, recognising a need when we see one and acting on it (I wish I could underline the act).
This is the first link arms event for the Stop The Bus film project. We wanted to do something bold in order create awareness, trigger discussion, inspire more people to act and empower those already doing amazing things in their communities. Our hope is that this is only the beginning of a movement at a national level.
We now challenge other towns to do the same.
We can not physically organise each of these (we are 2 people), but we want to feature a whole nation of people linked together. This will be a pivotal part of the Stop The Bus film Documentary.
If you want to be a part of organising this event for your town please email us firstname.lastname@example.org
As we travel the country we will be able to film some of these events.
Many thanks to NZ singer/songwriter, Holly Arrowsmith for allowing us to use your beautiful song, Voices of Youth.
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Ngā mihi nui
Chris and Erinna and the Stop The Bus Charitable Trust
Many thanks to The Mirror Box for the photography