David Lean for web with Bennell

David Lean was abused by former football coach Barry Bennell when he was 12 and was one of the first to go to Police have keeping his secret for three decades.

One of the victims of the paedophile football coach Barry Bennell wants parents to open their eyes to the signs of grooming

David Lean was just 12 when he was sexually abused by Bennell and lived with the torture and torment for over 30 years

David said “I am a lot more comfortable with the professional game and the academy and the things that have been put in place but grass routes football is still a massive area where this could be taking place.

“It is just about opening their eyes and making people think is their an inappropriate relationship, is somebody spending to much time with a person and what are the reasons for that?

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David is now running a series of talks for parents and those working with young people to help them identify the signs of abuse.

It’s Movember!

The month of the year when Men’s Health is catapulted in to the spotlight.

It’s set up to raise awareness of prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.

In the past Carl has joined in by growing a “mo for a bro”.


But this year he’s decided to do something a little different to raise awareness of the Movember Foundation, but in particular the work they do around suicide prevention.

Anyone who knows Carl, knows he absolutely loves his bread. He has two or three slices with every meal. So for the whole of November he will abstain from the loaf, as he does his little bit to raise awareness for the cause.

He has also signed up to run 60km for the 60 men we lose to suicide every hour.

To find out more about Movember and the work the Foundation does then take a look at their website.


A Bury Grandmother – who set up a group to help parents afford school uniforms – says the Government needs to do more to help.

MP’s have been debating how they can reduce the cost for families – with one idea being removing VAT on school uniforms.

Angella Orrell has been telling Carl about her project and how the Government need to do a lot more.

You can check out the Bury Uniform Project on facebook here. Or you can call Angella on 07946 295 886.