Original article in Cumberland and Westmorland Herald.
A LAKESIDE resident has made it her mission to help protect children from coming to harm. Watermillock-based Sue McGee believes that sharing safety knowledge is fundamental to protecting children from unintentional injury.
As managing director of Hari’s World – which comprises a series of four books which aim to teach children to "play safe" – Sue has laid down a challenge for readers to spot all 85 hazards which are contained in them.
“Being unaware of what constitutes a hazard is a major cause of unintentional injury amongst children,” said Sue.
The "caring and sharing challenge" will run until the start of the autumn school term and is being launched in connection with the annual community education campaign run by the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) annual Child Safety Week, which, this year, runs from 7th to 13th June.
Sue added: "The value of sharing safety knowledge for saving lives was brought home to the mother of one-year-old Veda who swallowed a button battery. Mum had read about the danger in a friend’s post on her Facebook page and she rushed baby Veda to hospital where her life was saved."
Details about the caring and sharing challenge can be found at www.harisworld.com. And with every entry, Hari’s World will make a donation to children with cancer UK, the leading national charity dedicated to research into childhood cancer.