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Posted by: | Posted on: August 16, 2017

Bullying UK

Dear Supporter,

As you know, the effects of bullying can have a massive impact on all individuals, whether at school, work, college or socially. Bullying UK, part of Family Lives, works all year round on anti-bullying campaigns, and provides support to those who are experiencing bullying. We would like the support of your school or workplace to help raise money for Bullying UK so that we can continue supporting people affected by bullying. This could be by joining us in our third annual wear blue campaign; register for updates and further information by clicking here, or by purchasing our Bullying UK blue wristbands to sell as part of your day (Wristbands cost 50p each incl. VAT, minimum order of 50. P&P is extra).

Help us make this Wear Blue Day the biggest yet!

If you would simply like to donate, this makes a huge difference for those affected by bullying and donations can be made through our page at

Could you be a Bullying UK champions who can fundraise for Bullying UK to improve the lives of people affected by bullying. We have produced a great fundraising pack that includes ideas for ways you can raise money including an anti-bullying bake off, fun days, vlogs or even a quiz night or you might want to come up an idea of your own.  For support and to register, please contact Tallulah on 0207 553 3097 or email for more information and a pack.

Please feel free to use any of our anti-bullying week resources, which include downloadable posters, flash cards, debate activity, comic strips and problem pages to use in the classroom. We also have presentations, interactive anti-bullying videos, poster and more. For more information, please visit our anti-bullying week 2017 page for updates.

We would love to see your pictures of your Wear Blue Day, fundraising events or wearing our amazing wristbands, so please connect with us on social media using #wearblueday #stopbullying and visit us on Facebook and Twitter. For more information, email us

Kind Regards

Katie Dare

Katie Dare| Area Manager | Family Lives | London and South East (South) | Carers Support Centre 24 George Street Croydon CR0 1PB | Mobile 07500 487484 | Independent Support line 020 3131 3150 | Landline 020 3727 3571

Posted by: | Posted on: May 1, 2017

Play Soccer Nonprofit

PLAY SOCCER founded the Global Peace Games in 2001 to promote a global network of children and youth committed to a culture of friendship, understanding and peace. The Global Peace Games are “grass roots” soccer games that take place under the initiative of PLAY SOCCER and are organized by organizations and communities around the world. The Games are linked by common themes and encourage children and youth to share and celebrate the values and skills they learn on the playing field through sport and to find peaceful solutions in their daily lives and communities. The Games take place in the fall of each year at locally scheduled dates around the time of the United Nations International Day of Peace (September 21st). Read the Reports on the Global Peace Games for Children and Youth from previous years to learn how the Games are celebrated in diverse ways in many countries!

The 2016 Global Peace Games were celebrated by many organizations in 24 countries. All organizations that sent reports to PLAY SOCCER have received certificates recognizing their participation, and their reports have been included in PLAY SOCCER’s summary report. Click here to download a pdf of the report on the 2016 Games.

If you are not on the mailing list to receive invitations to future Global Peace Games, please send e-mail to

Registration for the 2017 Global Peace Games will open in June!

Posted by: | Posted on: April 28, 2016


     Schools participation in the National Children’s Football Week

This year’s National Children’s Football Week is to be held between Saturday 16th July and Sunday 31t July.

This year we would like to encourage schools to take part which is why the NCFW is spread over both term and holiday time.

The NCFW is about free play and football. It is about the sheer physical and mental joy of movement and play.

The National Children’s Football Week is played in the spirit of the 1914 Christmas Truces and celebrates friendship and sportsmanship – young and old.

Another aspect of the NCFW is that every event is free. For many families here in the UK organised football has become too expensive and thousands of children now miss out on playing the game they love. This is a situation the NCFA feels is wrong as football is a global game because of its simplicity, a ball, players and something for goal posts. It should be the right of all children to have access to free play.

This year we would like to encourage school’s participation and to consider becoming involved in the Peace Field’s initiative.

The NCFA and the Peace Village, Mesen, Belgium are commemorating WW1 and celebrating peace through the 1914 Christmas Truce by offering schools, clubs and public play areas with the opportunity to twin a designated area of play with Flanders Peace Fields, site of the Christmas Truce. This is open to all schools, clubs and public play areas across the UK and Republic of Ireland.

This unique opportunity will directly link your designated area of play with one of the most famous fields in world history. Flanders Peace Fields lend themselves to education in a way that brings cultures, young and old together.

Please clink on the link below to sign up;

 A few tips –

  • This is all about the children taking part and having fun
  • NO SUBSTITUTES – everyone plays
  • Small sided games work best as this enables the children to have many touches of the ball 3v3 4v5 etc.
  • To make it authentic as possible use coats, jumpers etc. as goal posts
  • Let the children referee themselves and have ownership of their game

Please tell as many people as possible and let us know what you are planning and how it went.

This is an opportunity for our children to reclaim their game from the rigors of aggressive marketing and the brandification of childhood.

You can download NCFA materials FREE to help support your occasion or event.

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Send in your stories, your details and your pictures and we will showcase your celebration on the NCFA website.

Circulate news of “National Children’s Football Week” through social media networks to other football teams/community groups/colleges/universities/local government/politicians in the area.

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Posted by: | Posted on: September 12, 2015

International Peace Day



International Peace Day will be hosted at the Peace Village, Messines, Belgium, where local school children will kick off a series of football games with Peace Poppy Footballs. The footballs will then be distributed to International Children’s Football Alliance projects around the world helping to create peace-makers for the future.  The Peace Poppy Football will also help kick start the Heritage Lottery Funded Peace Field Project where schools in England research their World War Heritage through sport; commemorating the war and celebrating peace.
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Andrew Murrison, MP, The Prime Minister’s Representative for the First World War Centenary (left) & John Carmichael, International Children’s Football Alliance, NED (right) holding the Peace Field Poppy Ball which is due to kick off on International Peace Day, Monday 21st September, 2015, at the Peace Village, Messines, Belgium.

Football & Peace Project website is now available for schools, clubs and groups


Posted by: | Posted on: October 23, 2014



AGM, 10am Thursday 24th November, 2016, t.b.c


NCFA, Suite 21, 70 Churchill Square, West Malling, Kent, ME19 4YU.

Stakeholders, members and associates, please click on the link below to confirm you attendence.

Posted by: | Posted on: October 22, 2014

The Christmas Truce RSC

Christmas Truce_RSC_W483_H600The Christmas Truce, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon

November 29, 2014 to January 31, 2015

Directed by the RSC’s deputy artistic director, Erica Whyman, this new, uplifting play, by Phil Porter, for families and audiences of all ages, has been specially commissioned for this season.

The story is inspired by real events exactly 100 years ago, when soldiers along the Western Front left their trenches on Christmas Eve, carrying only their courage and humanity, to meet their enemies in No Man’s Land to talk, exchange gifts and, incredibly, play football.

The Christmas Truce will draw on true stories of soldiers in the Warwickshire Regiment and in particular, the experiences of local cartoonist, Bruce Bairnsfather, who worked at the original Shakespeare Memorial Theatre as an electrical engineer, and whose famous comic creation ‘Old Bill’ was hugely popular with the troops.

As the RSC creates the production throughout this year, the company invites local people and those with connections to the Regiment to help uncover and commemorate stories from the period.

For more information, visit

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Posted by: | Posted on: April 4, 2014

Peace Day Celebration

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