We haven’t checked in with Welsh rugby player Gavin Henson in a while. Henson, who has more attention paid to his various hairstyles than any European athlete aside from Beckham, has been absent from rugby for more than a year due to suspension and injury, but appears to be returning to the spotlight. He’s still very well known in Wales (partly due to his girlfriend Charlotte Church, with whom he had a baby), and so his recent endorsement of a new anti-bullying campaign has not gone unnoticed.
Said Henson: “It’s very important that we protect children from bullying; no child should be made to feel singled out and everyone has a right to be themselves, which is why I am supporting the defeat bullying campaign. Nobody at the Ospreys likes bullies. I’m lucky because it’s a great place to be and all the boys in the squad feel the same as I do about bullying – bullies should not be tolerated. Children who are being bullied should talk to someone who they feel comfortable with. If they don’t feel they have anyone to talk to they should definitely call ChildLine, a service provided by NSPCC Cymru/Wales who can offer help and advice, even if they just want a friendly person to talk to.”
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