Barnsley mascot Toby Tyke found a new friend in Buzz Bee at the Reds’ home game with Derby County on Saturday and together they encouraged the crowd to #Bee_Kind.
BuzzBee is a Football mad 3D Character, innovated and brought together by Barnsley based Active Response Security Services as a teaching tool to safeguard primary school children.
He was the centre piece character used in October for the “Stop Hate” Initiative arranged by Barnsley Council and South Yorkshire Police.
3D animation is renowned for its impact and the animated series is available for use on the Active Response Security You Tube channel. Schools nationally are using the videos as educational tools, encouraging children to #BeeSafe and to help others.
He was originally launched with Dr Alan Billings, South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner.
BuzzBee gained national status when the UK HSE Construction Sector adopted him to spread his Video to Construction companies throughout the UK to advise on Building Site Safety. They have recently invested into The Hive, a resource site with free educational tools.
With Toby’s help he will encourage everyone to “get along” and #Bee_Kind
Toby signed a pledge card to join BuzzBee in the #Bee_Kind campaign.
You can download a pledge card from the official site below and return to BuzzBee to be included in their online diary.
Ian Leech, Barnsley FC’s commercial manager, said “It is always our aim to be a positive influence on our local community. BuzzBee has been working hard to support young children and adults alike.
“Together with Toby Tyke they make a great team in raising awareness of an important message. We are delighted to support this initiative and everyone welcomed them on Match Day”.