Wednesday, 6 November 2019
The City of Bunbury will be one of many organisations choosing respect in support of a local initiative next week.
Choose Respect Day a concept driven by Bunbury’s local Choose Respect Committee has been established to further engage and empower the community to develop a culture of respect.
The emphasis on the day is for every individual to think about their own words, thoughts and actions throughout the day and to “show some care” and “share some kindness”.
The date of Choose Respect Day (Wednesday 13 November) has been selected to coincide with World Kindness Day.
To help spread the message throughout the community the “card full of kindness” concept has been developed and will be introduced across Bunbury as a way to foster growth of a respectful and caring community.
Bunbury Mayor Gary Brennan was pleased the City was getting behind a simple but important cause.
“The health and wellbeing of the community is reliant on a culture of care and respect and Choose Respect Day helps to deliver that message,” he said.
As well as the City, local day care centres, aged care facilities and a number of local schools will also be participating in activities on the day as well as in excess of 20 businesses in the Bunbury CBD.
Volunteers will be visiting cafés and businesses in Bunbury on Wednesday to create awareness of the day and the choose respect message.
Choose Respect Bunbury Chairperson Peter Rigden reinforced that a simple message can have a big impact.
“The more we can show care and kindness the more it invites others to do the same and that helps grow a culture of respect.”
Bunbury’s iconic Koombana Footbridge will be lit up in the Choose Respect colours of blue and yellow on Wednesday evening.
Photos and messages can be posted to the Choose Respect Bunbury Facebook page and images tagged with #chooserespectday and #bekindbunbury on Instagram throughout the day.