MASSIVE WAGONS Launch Anti-Bullying Campaign Supporting The Sophie Lancaster Foundation

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Following the latest launch of their “Fuck The Haters” single and moved by fan tales within the aftermath, British rock n rollers, Massive Wagons, are launching a nationwide anti-bullying marketing campaign and welcoming you to affix them, and The Sophie Lancaster Foundation, to assist stamp out all bullying, in every single place.
Written as a supportive rallying cry for many who have been affected by any type of bullying, “Fuck The Haters” is a bold-call-to-arms observe that holds a potent center finger to everybody and anybody who feels it essential to bully different individuals, be that bodily, nose to nose, or keyboard warriors within the social media sphere. The observe’s accompanying video underlines this message, a no-holds-barred efficiency chock-full of the band’s trademark charisma as they get up in opposition to incessant social media trolling and sinister nameless figures.
Today, Massive Wagons are sharing the primary in a brief collection of informative, private interviews on their social media. The first episode options frontman Barry “Baz” Mills discussing the inspiration and a few private experiences behind the only and ensuing anti-bullying marketing campaign with band mate Adam Thistlethwaite.

The band are additionally donating a proportion of proceeds from all gross sales of a spread of “Fuck The Haters” and extra child-friendly “Forget The Haters” merchandise, together with t-shirts, patches, foam fingers, and a goodie pack (proven beneath) to The Sophie Lancaster Foundation. You can order on-line right here.
The Sophie Lancaster Foundation intends to make use of these proceeds to ship S.O.P.H.I.E. workshops in faculties that are designed to extend ranges of empathy in younger individuals and assist them perceive that actions have penalties. S.O.P.H.I.E. stands for Stamp Out Prejudice, Hate, and Intolerance Everywhere. Learn extra about their necessary work and different methods you may help them right here.

For a band famend not only for their driving riffs however for his or her boisterous humour, it is a deeply private marketing campaign the group take very critically, due to their very own life experiences too.
Often seen as ebullient and unsquashable, frontman Barry “Baz” Mills shares, “I took a lot of crap at school, it seemed like my universe at the time revolved around being picked on, going to school and just coming home in one piece. I got it in the neck from kids and teachers all the time; I wasn’t the smartest lad and I was very, very small for my age – both things I believe contributed to the shit I got. This carried on all through school and college, not being from a big town I just became the target guy. Joining the RAF was the best thing I ever did. I moved away; new start, new faces. The military is like a brotherhood. It strips you back, makes you all the same, then just re-builds you. I just became a different human. When I eventually left and came home, the same old losers were living the same old lives but I wasn’t prepared to fall back into that trap. I hooked up with a few guys, we started the band and here we are…”
He often is the firecracker frontman of an internationally-recognised, chart-busting rock ‘n’ roll band now, however these experiences in his adolescence performed an necessary half, shaping the particular person he’s in the present day.
Baz continues, “Long story quick, that abuse won’t ever depart me – it crosses my thoughts not less than as soon as a day each day – however it didn’t beat me. I exploit that shit as a device to be who I’m now. It jogs my memory each day that I can do something I need. It has taught me to be type, sympathetic, and understanding with others. I by no means ever wish to be the bully or abuser – fuck them, fuck all of them. They aren’t in a rock band, working for themselves, doing one thing they love, touching individuals’s lives with phrases and music, taking my daughter to highschool and bringing her house, doing what I like after I like. I’ve performed this, you are able to do this, do not be crushed down, do not allow them to win, dwell your life the way you wanna dwell it FUCK THE HATERS.
It means so much to have the ability to share this message by our music, and much more to be partnering with The Sophie Lancaster Foundation to assist help the anti-bullying work they do in faculties.”
Adam Lancaster, from The Sophie Lancaster Foundation states, “The message in this Massive Wagons song ‘wear what you want, be who you want to be, and be proud about it’ absolutely reflects the core message of The Sophie Lancaster Foundation. The unprovoked gang attack on Sophie was solely because of her Gothic appearance. Our work focuses on educating people that difference should be celebrated not feared and we all have the right to be who we are without harassment or violence. It’s great that this campaign has such a strong anti-bullying message as we know how devastating the effects of bullying can be. We are so grateful that the band will be donating a proportion of merchandise sales to the Foundation and we will use any proceeds to deliver much needed anti-bullying workshops in schools.”
How else are you able to assist? Use these hashtags in your social media, and in the event you really feel in a position, share your individual experiences: #FuckTheHaters #CeaseBullying
Watch and share these further upcoming anti-bullying associated interviews from Massive Wagons singer Baz, set to be posted on their social media thus:
Thursday, July 28 – 12 BST – Baz chats to Imogen, who performs in an alt rock band
Monday, August 1 – 12 BST – Baz chats to Doc, whose tattooed face graces the quilt of recent album TRIGGERED!
Thursday, August 4 – 12 BST – Baz chats to viral web star Tristan
Share supporting sources corresponding to:
www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk
https://www.report-it.org.uk/

Bullying: Support and information


https://www.samaritans.org/
https://www.kidscape.org.uk/

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https://www.nationalbullyinghelpline.co.uk/

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https://www.familylives.org.uk/recommendation/bullying
https://www.stopbullying.gov/ (USA)
https://www.acas.org.uk/discrimination-bullying-and-harassment
Donate to The Sophie Lancaster Foundation and be taught extra about their work right here.

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