Ben Cohen visit

Ben CohenWorld Cup Rugby Star Ben Cohen MBE visited the Safety Centre on 24 May 2012.

As part of the UK Launch of his charity, he met some very excited children from Eastfield Primary School whose visit was funded by a grant from the Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation.

The Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation is the world’s first foundation dedicated to raising awareness of the long-term, damaging effects of bullying, and funding those doing real-world work to stop it.

“We are very pleased to support an innovative project such as Hazard Alley, at the Safety Centre in Milton Keynes. We are particularly passionate about the Internet Safety element, which helps improve young people’s awareness of the dangers of chat-room banter and what constitutes cyber bullying,” Ben Cohen.

The children learn life-skills, which will remain with them throughout their lives. The Safety Centre promotes strategies to help children deal with bullying alongside many other safety messages in a unique experiential way.

The children of Eastfield Primary School sent Ben some thank you letters which you can view by clicking the links below.

Some photos from Ben's visit

The Safety Centre opened in 1994 as a partnership-based community safety project involving Thames Valley Police, Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service, health authorities, local government, other statutory organisations and the private sector. The centre is not centrally funded and as such relies heavily on donations and sponsorship.