Respect can earn rewards

Kate FieldingSouth Western Times
Bunbury Forum marketing manager Ashley Hastie and Bunbury Choose Respect coordinator Leanne Maher call on children to choose respect as part of a new reward initiative.
Camera IconBunbury Forum marketing manager Ashley Hastie and Bunbury Choose Respect coordinator Leanne Maher call on children to choose respect as part of a new reward initiative. Credit: Supplied / South Western Times

Bunbury Forum Shopping Centre has teamed up with Choose Respect in a rewarding initiative for local children.

Children can win a $50 voucher to a retailer at the centre every month, just by showing respect, care and consideration.

The community is encouraged to nominate a child who they feel deserves recognition.

A “Choose Respect Champion” will be selected each month and receive a $50 gift card, a certificate and an official Friends of the Forum pin, which unlocks ongoing rewards at the centre.

Forum marketing manager Ashley Hastie said backing the choose respect message was important to the centre.

“We’re so excited to partner with Choose Respect to reward children in our community who are acting with respect, care and consideration,” Mr Hastie said.

“Bunbury is such a great place to live and we’re looking forward to working closely with Choose Respect to make sure everyone in the area feels safe and respected.”

Bunbury Forum marketing manager Ashley Hastie and Bunbury Choose Respect coordinator Leanne Maher call on children to choose respect as part of a new reward initiative.
Camera IconBunbury Forum marketing manager Ashley Hastie and Bunbury Choose Respect coordinator Leanne Maher call on children to choose respect as part of a new reward initiative. Credit: Supplied / South Western Times

Bunbury Choose Respect coordinator Leanne Maher said the group was looking forward to seeing the partnership “come to life”.

“It’s fantastic to see such a positive program being introduced from within the community,” Mrs Maher said.

“Having a vehicle to emphasise positive behaviour is a powerful way to help build our culture of respect and will support the work of the Bunbury Choose Respect committee community-wide.

“Recognising and acknowledging positive actions, examples of acts of kindness, of showing care and consideration will help us grow that respectful future we strive for.”

The initiative is already under way and will continue indefinitely.

Nominations can be made at the shopping centre’s management office or on its website.

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