The High Sheriff of Rutland Trish Ruddle’s chosen charity of the year Warning Zone has benefitted from a range of fund-raising initiatives.
A golf day, casino, dinners and fashion shows were among events that helped raise money and awareness of the charity which provides children aged 10 and 11 in Rutland, Leicester and Leicestershire understand the consequences of risks and anti social behaviour.
Mrs Ruddle said: “We want to reduce the statistics of anti social behaviour in our society and reduce the numbers of those who go on and continually re-offend in life.
“I really believe that by experiencing Warning Zone, there will be a significant impact in the reduced levels of anti-social behaviour and crime in our community.”
The charity, supported by the High Sheriffs of Rutland and Leicestershire, delivers a programme of life skills and safety education.
Youngsters learn with volunteer guides where they get to touch, feel and experience risk and consequences in a safe environment.
Topics covered include: safety in the home, around electricity, near water and roads; dangers of building sites; alcohol and anti-social behaviour; arson, criminal damage and the consequences and risks around trains, bridges and motorways.
An education programme is being developed to tackle sexual exploitation, cyber-bulling and security aimed at teenagers and parents.
Visit www.warningzone.org.uk or call 0116 262 9739.