Anti Bullying Week 2017 – What makes you unique?

Welcome to the second blog in our series for Anti-Bullying WeekThis week (Monday 13th to Friday 17th November) is Anti-Bullying Week, co-ordinated by the Anti-Bullying Alliance. The theme for Anti-Bullying Week 2017 is #AllDifferentAllEqual. The campaign aims to empower children and young people to celebrate what makes them, and others, unique. We thought we’d extend this theme to our Apollo staff, and find out what makes the people we work with every day unique. From medical miracles to foodies and favourites, we had some great answers.

After all, as Dr Seuss said:

‘why fit in when you were born to stand out?’

‘I used to have a horrendous stutter, and I trained myself out of it using breathing techniques.’

Faith, Managing Director.

‘I’ve got a good sense of humour. I don’t take things to heart and I think that’s a good thing.’
Angela, Operations Director.

‘I’m always hungry. I can eat 12 doughnuts in 1 sitting.’
Jon, Bridgend Manager.

‘When I was born, I wasn’t breathing. I was the first baby in Wales to trial a new drug. Doctors said I’d be short, weak and inactive. Now I’m 6”1 and was a personal trainer for 3 ½ years.’
Adam, Bridgend Recruitment Consultant.

‘I think my imagination makes me unique. I love writing stories and sometimes my ideas can definitely run away with me!’
Sophie, Social Media and Marketing Officer.

‘I survived a stroke at 25.’
Carla, Finance Department.

‘I’ve got half a heart.’
Adam, North East Manager.

‘I prefer dogs to people.’
Anne, Finance Director.

‘When I was 9 I shook the Queen’s hand.’
Micky, Cardiff Recruitment Consultant.

‘I gave birth to my little girl within an hour and with absolutely no pain relief!’
Laura, Cwmbran Recruitment Consultant.

‘My eyes change depending on my hair colour, and my favourite animal is the highland cow.’
Raluca, Reading Recruitment Consultant.

‘I have a receding hairline by the age of 21.’
Morgan, Cwmbran Recruitment Consultant.

Doughnuts with pink icing and sprinkles

Highland cows in a field